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Are you responding to your customers’ needs as quickly as they’re adopting the technology that’s making your organisation obsolete?
The world of crypto currency is exciting, fast moving, and still a bit risky in terms of valuation, hacking of digital wallets and exchanges or losing your password (and access to your crypto account). In spite of these risks, early products such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and many other digital currencies are currently being used or trialled around the world.
Two of the major trends shaping the workforce of the future are automation and a workforce that no longer retires at 55.
While it's possible to imagine a dystopian future where our entire world is automated, the reality will be much more complex. Leaders of today will set the tone for our automated future.
Here's my six-point plan for avoiding a dystopian disaster.
Leaders know that innovation is critical to business success. If you don’t innovate you die.
It’s easy to demand your team be more innovative, but much, much harder to lead the way.
Here’s a few simple steps that enables innovation to happen.
There is a war for top talent and not everyone is going to be a winner. According to the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report there are "widespread talent and skill shortages" making attracting the best talent a "top concern of business leaders." In this time of talent grab you need to ask:
What makes our organization stand out above the others?
Attitude is the single most important internal tool you have to shape every aspect of your life.
To maximize the power of that tool, it needs to be sharp, you need to know exactly how to use it, and you need to practice with it to bring out its power.
Please begin by taking just a moment to answer this question: What is attitude?
Here's a fact from the high arts of management theory: It's easier to scare the crap out of your team than it is to inspire them with an exciting vision of the future.
Even without the title of manager, director, CEO, everyone at every level of an organisation should be thinking like a leader, a proven tactic to improve organisational outcomes.
In this enlightening video from “Courage Under Fire” author Matina Jewell, we’re told how to shift the organisational mindset to one of pervasive leadership.
You never hear job ads looking for people who can effect real change. Sure, there’s the ads seeking “ambitious go-getters”, or the old chestnut: “think outside the box”.
But that’s not really what they’re looking for.
The housing market has hit the wall.
After years of unrelenting strength, house prices are dropping. Not by much, at this stage, but the heat in the Sydney market in particular, has suddenly turned cold.
The fascinating and scary thing is that the price falls are increasingly widespread.
It's a bumpy ride ahead, says noted Australian economist Saul Eslake, but perhaps not as bad as it could be.
Property on the blockchain? Smart contracts and bitcoin-like management of decentralised property ownership is coming. And that's just the start.
Although consumer demand has driven the widespread adoption of online real estate listings, the mechanisms and processes of real estate have gone largely unchanged for decades - or longer.
That's all starting to change.
Disruptive technology isn't the only threat to the real estate industry. Technology's effect on people is where the most transformative disruption is taking place. Whether it's buyers, sellers or those providing services at every step of the real estate journey, technology is making people more connected, informed, empowered, demanding, impatient, even narcissistic.
Digitisation is reshaping the future of real estate.
Today's mobile interfaces have enabled buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants to make smart decisions in real-time... but that's just the beginning...
In this Future Trendspots video, futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson gives us a glimpse into the future of real estate.
Flooded with options, where does one start when looking to purchase a property? The number one route is through word of mouth. Clever branding and a stellar experience can create endless strings of valuable leads. A few ingredients which I think would be essential, are:
Even the best cyclists in the world need a team. A peloton is made up of competing riders who are nevertheless helping each other. Nothing happens in isolation and we can't perform at our best without others.
There is a delicious irony in business at the moment. Many businesses are trying to humanise themselves - but they are hell bent on doing it through robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Within this environment we should instead being saying Hi to good old H.I. or human intelligence.
And within this specifically I mean creativity. The future of your workforce will lie in being able to apply creativity, imagination, and strategy - the things AI doesn't do so well. Creativity in particular is shaping up to be the new frontier of strategic competitive advantage.
So, here's what I know about how to make creativity happen.
Last November we performed with Pink on the American Music Awards. Pink is known for performing aerial stunts that are truly inimitable as she sings live, refusing to ever lip sync! On the AMAs, Pink did something unprecedented even for her. She performed 200 feet above the ground on suspended cables pushing off the side of the glass J.W. Marriott building in downtown LA! This created an effect of gravity defiance. It looked magical; it also looked scary as hell! It turns out that it was:
Leadership has become a tricky issue in today's purpose-connected workforce. It's no longer just about the money, even beyond the Millennial set.
So how can leaders increase performance in a purpose-driven world?
How can you make things different in a positive way in 2018?
The key is to change our habits. We don’t become what we think about… we hardwire behaviours by creating habits that reflect who we want to be.
So how do we create new habits to perform at our best in 2018?