Ubiquity – a key focus for 2014. In my last post I outlined some of the features of ubiquity and why it is so important. I want to take my ideas a little further, considering the impact for leaders and why it is important to consider what is happening at the fringes. I’ve put some of my thoughts on ubiquity for leaders into the following slidecast.

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Ubiquibot Remix There are many lists of things to consider for 2014. It can get overwhelming. When I look at the trends I see one that stands out. So the one trend I think you must be aware of in 2014 is….

UBIQUITY

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Greatest Goal IIIt’s the time of year when many of us look back, consider the goals we set, and review our successes. That is exactly what I have been doing. Over the year I have worked with wonderful leaders in New Zealand, Australia, Ghana, United Arab Emirates and Thailand. I have worked with a diverse range of industries and people, with the common thread of wanting to think beyond the status quo. It has been a real privilege to help others develop their aspirational futures and work to create future focused organisations. Read blog post >

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Last week I attended the World Futures Society Conference, in Chicago. At this conference I connected a few dots together about the role of ‘Big’ in the future. And I am not just talking about Big Data (Big Da). There were clear signs that there is more to big. As leaders, we need to understand BIG and its role in changing the way we work.  Big is the future. There are four main ways in which this can be considered. Meet the Big Family:

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Trinket CompassHow would you like a video about your organisation and your leadership of it, to be seen by millions of people? Sound exciting? What about if the message was negative rather than positive? Still so keen?

Ethical leaders have a moral compass and follow it. Clients and employees increasingly value fairness and equity. This is a trend organisations ignore at their peril. Read blog post >

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Jumping Silhouettes [Explored #420 02-21-2012]Organisations are struggling to find, engage and keep talent. In order to meet the increasingly diverse needs of staff we must get feedback on a regular basis, not rely on once-a-year engagement surveys. High performance talent is grown by high performance cultures.

Organisations that attract and retain people have some key features.  There are some clear signals… Read blog post >

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Future leadership in 3D

Future leadership requires new thinking. 3D Printing sends some clear signals to leaders. What can we learn? Customisation is key. Collaboration is king (and queen). Immediacy is expected.  Ethics matters more than ever. If we are to thrive in the future, we need to take these signals into account.

 

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Morning RegretIn the last two blogposts I have focused on the Here’s What aspect of 3D Printing. While this is interesting, it is of no real value unless we do something with the information. This post shares some of the themes that I see arising as a result of 3D Printing. So what?

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The Definition

Weighted Companion CubeIn my last blogpost, 3D Printing: Disruption or Hype? I posed some questions about 3D printing and encouraged you to explore some of the vocabulary and understandings around 3D concepts. In this post I want to link to some of the definitions. There are experts in this field so rather than duplicate their explanations I have provided links to the relevant sites and experts…

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The WordThe "Bald" and the beautiful....

3d printing.  It has become one of the buzz words of 2013.  It has been described as the next big disruption. This series of blog posts will explore 3d printing in more detail, particularly in terms of its links with leadership for the future. What is it a signal of? How should leaders respond?

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