The AI and automation discussion is a constant one. Although it has quieted down a bit while we focus on dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will eventually pick back up. But over the past few months I’ve been glad to see so many stories and examples of leaders and people in general who are being…human. This is something we cannot forget!
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The world was changing quickly BEFORE COVID-19 and now as a result of the pandemic, organizations are changing faster in the last few months than they in the past few decades. We are having to rethink the technologies we use to work, how we design workspaces, where employees work, how we lead, and even what “work” means in general.
Whenever we have issues with technology whether it be a device, an app, or a piece of software, who do we usually turn to for help? Our kids (especially teenagers!). Teens oftentimes don’t know the inner workings of a piece of software, they can build a new device for you from scratch…yet somehow they just know how to figure technology out without having to be professional developers.
The current COVID-19 epidemic we are all experiencing is forcing organizations around the world to challenge their conventional ideas around work. In this article I specifically want to take a look at how the “leader” is evolving.
Leaders of the future must be translators which means that they are great listeners and communicators.
Unfortunately, this is a skill that leaders today are surprisingly doing a terrible job of practicing. I partnered with Linkedin to survey nearly 14,000 employees around the world and only 8% of employees reported that their mid and senior-level leaders are practicing this skill “very well.” Clearly there is lots of room for improvement!
With the current pandemic that we are all experiencing it’s never been more important for organizations around the world to focus on employee experience. This was Linkedin’s top talent trend for 2020 and that was BEFORE the pandemic even started.
With the current pandemic, millions of people around the world are working from home. This will likely continue over the coming months but even after the pandemic is over, I expect we will see a dramatic rise in flexible work arrangements. However, in order for
Imagine a busy kitchen with a professional chef in charge. The dishes are being prepared carefully with attention paid to each flavor and ingredient. A pinch too much of one spice could throw the entire dish out of balance and make for an unhappy customer.
One of the biggest questions people face when thinking of going off on their own is…when? How do you know when the time is right? This is exactly what my wife Blake and I talk about in the latest episode of the Be Your Own Boss Podcast