Ethical behaviour matters more than ever before. Leaders who understand this are more likely to attract staff and clients. The ‘pull’ factor, the growing of a tribe and the accelerating emphasis on corporate social responsibility all point to ethical leadership as being a key trait.

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Collaboration: a key trend and also one of the latest buzz words. This year I set myself the target of writing a book about collaboration to separate the rhetoric from the reality and to explore how we might use our collective talents to create something better

I have been interviewing leaders from a range of different organisations and community groups that have been collaborating in new ways since the Christchurch earthquakes. Five things stand out for me so far: Read blog post >

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Does collaboration need the use of technology at all? Over the last months I have been interviewing organisations that have been collaborating in some pretty interesting ways. And they have all focused on face to face collaboration, not on the use of digital technologies. I am wondering how the increased focus on collaboration and the rise of ubiquity impact on one another. Read blog post >

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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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