In this episode of The Future in 5, I talk about a really cool report in which PwC creates three scenarios for what the future of the world is going to look like based on three different types of worlds — the blue world, the green world and the orange world. I take a look at these worlds created in the report, share which world I would put my “chips” on and why, and other questions it raises. Which world do you think is going to be most pervasive and which world do you want to live in? As always, I’m curious to hear what you think. So, tune in and leave a comment!
The Road to Leadership: Thinking Like a Leader – Acting Like a Leader
In this podcast I continue my exploration of leadership with my interview with Herminia Ibarra. She is a professor at the INSEAD School of Business, one of the top business and management schools in the world, where she teaches leadership. I talk with Herminia about her new book that just came out called “Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader.” This is a must-listen to podcast for anyone thinking of advancing into leadership or management roles; or those looking to become a better, more relevant leader. Listen in and don’t forget to share your thoughts with me! [...]
Why Smaller Teams Are Better Than Larger Ones
This is going to be a two-part post. In this first part, I want to share research that I have come across around why smaller teams are better than larger ones. In part two of this post, I will explore some strategies for how organizations can help make sure their teams avoid many of the […]
Why Uber is Not Really in The Transportation Business
In this episode of the Future in 5, I talk about why Uber is not really in the transportation business. I take a closer look at what Uber is doing. I look at how they are penetrating the market in different cities and countries around the world, then move on to offering other products and services. I’m curious to hear what your thoughts are around Uber and other car and sharing services. So tune in and tell me where you stand on this subject!
Three Worlds for the Future of Work
Recently PwC released a 30 page report called “The Future of Work – A Journey to 2022,” which is actually quite fascinating. In fact, I did a podcast with Toni Cusumano who helped create the report. While the whole thing is worth a read, I think the most interesting and important aspect of the report is the […]
Should We Focus on Work/Life Balance or Work/Life Integration?
This episode of the Future in 5 takes a look at whether we should focus on work/life balance or work/life integration. Work/life balance is an interesting topic because it is very individualistic. There is also this discussion about work/life integration because we are starting to bring more of our lives with us to work and more of our work home to our lives. My perspective is it doesn’t really matter. In this episode I share why I believe that instead of focusing on work/life balance or work/life integration, organizations need to focus on giving employees the opportunity to customize and control how they get their jobs done instead of telling them how they should be working. Listen in and tell me where you stand on this subject!
Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship And The End of Competitive Advantage
In this week’s episode of The Future of Work podcast, I interview Rita McGrath, Professor at Columbia Business School, author, speaker and consultant. I believe this podcast will prove to be a very good overview for people that are interested in management and innovation, and how they are evolving and changing. Rita is on the front line of these events because she not only teaches on this, but she works with a lot of organizations. We talk about venture capital and funding and how innovation is changing. We look at the competitive advantage and Rita’s counter-intuitive approach, which is that competitive advantage is actually dead. She introduces several new concepts and methods for organizations to sustain their strategy, and to scale and sustain innovation. Different aspects of the future of work also are explored, wrapping up with Rita sharing her advice to organizations— and individuals as well — who are looking to adapt to the changes that we are seeing. Tune in and don’t miss this Future of Work podcast!
Five Examples of Companies With Internal Innovation Programs
For the past few weeks I have been exploring some themes around innovation (in the post for why failure is a competitive advantage and the post that talks about how to turn failure into a competitive advantage), and I wanted to continue on that track by highlighting a few examples of companies that have internal […]
What is The Biggest Barrier to Change?
In this episode of the Future in 5, I discuss what is the biggest barrier to change for organizations? In other words, why are some organizations not changing? When we think about the future, we think about Millennials, collaboration technologies, flexible work programs, or any of the many leadership and management models and approaches. The strategies are there. The tactics are there. The examples are there. The research is there. But, where organizations struggle is not not having enough information to be able to make these changes. [...]
Five Ways To Turn Failure Into Success
A few weeks ago, I wrote about “Why Failure Is The Best Advantage.” We have long been taught to avoid and run from failure, but a big part of the future of work is embracing failure. The benefits of doing so: increases innovation, improves engagement, removes inefficiencies, and provides valuable learning opportunities. In part 1 […]