If more beautiful questions have so much to offer us, particularly as we wake up to the imperative of ‘curiosity’ at work, why don’t we spend time thinking consciously about how we question, and aiming to improve the questions we ask?
I recently took part in a Connectle on Innovation Mindsets. The panel of speakers was impressive and inspiring. Take Ira Munn from Ierospace. Ira is changing the world, one Drop at a time. Later this year he will launch The Drop, a 3D-printed, energy-efficient, electric vehicle kit made from up-cycled local plastic, like the plasticContinue reading “Unleashing the big C”
These are my top picks for 2017. They all point to a recognition, an awareness that is bubbling and rising. As individuals and organisations, we’re coming to know that we have influence, but that the influence we have can be shaped, developed and directed in more profound ways. The works I have highlighted below askContinue reading “Top picks 2017: Adam Grant, John Sanei, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Naval Ravikant”
Many organisations remain unclear about their purpose. When asked, Why does your organisation exist? they answer: ‘to make money’. Money is essential, but making money is not a purpose. Read the inspirational classic from psychiatrist Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning. Frankl practiced logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (‘meaning’), asserting that our primary driveContinue reading “Create a Massive Transformative Purpose”
At the 2017 Robot Art Competition, robotic painters produced paintings like graduating art students, described as ‘aesthetically ambiguous’. The bearded face of a man stares out from one canvas, another depicts human emotion with jagged, gloomy stripes of black and purple. AI is a field of computer science that mimics the natural learning process of theContinue reading “Getting on with Artificial Intelligence”
There are people who chop through the digital transformation buzzword bingo that peppers our work lexicon these days. They inject a new reality into the aging mainframes of our organisations. Their persistence in hustling and rustling managers, rules and mindsets to achieve a vision extraordinaire, is admirable. We need them. They are the ones whoContinue reading “How can we attract game changing talent? The real size of the question.”
By Gaylin Jee Accenture launched their Technology Vision report earlier this year, which identifies the top IT trends impacting organisations over the next 3 years. The theme of the report is “Technology for people, by People”. They say this people empowering focus is not just an idea. Rather, it’s a real and purposeful call to action. BecauseContinue reading “The power lies with us, the people. Working with 5 tech trends.”
By Gaylin Jee “The last time you had an original idea, what did you do with it?” Adam Grant We’re still using yesterday’s models and hoping they will solve tomorrow’s challenges. That’s not impossible, but it will become increasingly unrewarding. The proposed and impending World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to radically shiftContinue reading “Risk-takers, Originals and all of us”
Even a giant can streamline, increase speed and encourage innovation.
Exponential organisations are designed for abundance. And they’re the ones most likely to survive longer term.
By Gaylin Jee Absorb state is one of 7 ways to boost your creativity. But what is absorb state? When you are in absorb state, you spend time only consuming information. You are not creating or delivering any output. The concept is also referred to as ‘batching’. It replaces what Linda Stone calls ‘continuous partial attention’,Continue reading “Let’s try Deep Work, a 21st Century superpower”
By Gaylin Jee The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker. Looking at what the future holds should be like looking at we want to create. As Vala Afshar notes, companies do not disrupt, people do. One drives innovation and disruption in the organisation through driving personal disruption. And accordingContinue reading “Disrupt yourself”
Grow and support appetites for thinking and doing differently. Get your head around a new set of roles, like the Game Changers, Play Makers and Polishers too. If not for your organisation, at least for yourself.
We can write the new rules of work.
Create and sell things that are remarkable, that you believe in. The other options are not only boring, they’re dead in the water.
I’ve been working with some coaching clients this week and I find myself saying this quite a bit: “Make it work” This simple phrase can say two things. Firstly, whatever it is, the block, the challenge, the issue, resolve it. Get to a better point or place, refuel or restore the relationship, find a betterContinue reading “Make it Work”
Do we want power to control others through our influence, or is it more about increasing our own autonomy?
Game Changers use the chaos of rapid change and advancement to fuel organisation competitiveness and success. We want them in our organisations. We need them. But are we ready for them, and how do we set them up for success?
There’s plenty of chat about how vulnerable the financial services sector is to being significantly disrupted. From a consumer (human) perspective, we are coming to expect a lot more than good service and competitive offerings from our financial services partners. By good service we include attentive, quick, personalized, easy and cheap to access (no waitingContinue reading “What do you expect from disruption?”
‘we are a culture that conflates happiness and success’ A new craft has emerged in the digital age: to capture, polish and publish a perfect life. We crop, recolour and hashtag our posts to embellish them, and to direct the impressions our readers take from them. Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever set of posts.Continue reading “Digital li(f)e craft”