Leadership Thinking for the Future
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Exponential technologies are having an increasing affect on the world of work. It is more common to have 3-4 generations in the workforce where typically two were dominant. In this changing work environment there is an increasing need to value multiple ages of thinking and to expect people of 50 and beyond to contribute as partners in innovation. Don't be fooled in calling this age group olderpreneurs. Many are percolating new ideas and have no plans for retirement. Retirement is such an old way of thinking. Welcome to the Experienced Economy. Read blog post >
Over the last two years I have been interviewing leaders about their collaborative practices. These leaders come from many different organisations but have the common bond of collaborating in post-earthquake Christchurch. From the interviews, I have identified five characteristics and three mindframes that seem necessary to lead, and to contribute effectively, to collaboration. Leading collaboration, what really matters? Read blog post >
A guest blogpost by Peter Townsend, Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce This discussion about collaboration, collaboration between schools, and employers, and workplaces is not only timely and fascinating, it is also hugely important for the thousands of young New Zealanders – and to the nation’s economic and social future. Frankly, it’s a discussion that needs to take place in virtually every department, in every school, in every community, and in every city and region. The challenge for education leaders, administrators, development offices, careers advisors, teachers, and those in charge of external or community relationships lies back at home – keeping the ideal of collaboration on colleagues’, communities’, and students’ minds every day. Read blog post >
Leaders of the future will need to remix their capabilities, pivot like never before and embrace new relationships. Why? Because we are experiencing an exponential growth of knowledge; the explosion of technologies such as artificial intelligence and the increased capabilities of virtual and online experience; a concern for the widening equity gap; and the increased diversification of our workforces. How do we attract and keep talent? How do we keep an outwards mindset while still working in today's world?
Dr Cheryl Doig is currently curating a book on collaboration, with input from around the globe.
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Marlborough Principals Conference
"As a result of attending Cheryl’s workshop, we abandoned our latest staff meeting agenda and redesigned our future instead! "
"I found Cheryl’s session to be inspiring, fun & thought provoking."
"Thanks to Cheryl, she is a special lady that connects so well with everyone and has so much value to give to so many."
ConnectED Cluster"After the workshop with Cheryl, I'm already seeing staff looking for opportunities to actually engage in collaboration"."Since Cheryl has worked with our group we have moved/changed in 18 months the things that we have been pondering for 12 years!""Cheryl has helped us to focus on an end goal that is quite specific".
"One day of your collaboration workshop has fixed 2 years of conflict. It has already opened the door to one of my department's biggest constraints, thanks Cheryl".
Collaboration Workshop Day
COGNITION LIMITED - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
“It has been a genuine pleasure to meet and share with someone that has not only kept pace but fully embraced the future.
Thanks for reminding me to look outward again and thanks for giving me some different binoculars to help me focus the starting points.”
Kevin Dittmer, Senior Training and Information Manager
Cognition Education, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Cheryl and Chris Jansen