This week’s combination of resources and articles offers insights and practical resources to help you equip yourself with the skill required in these disruptive times, as well as for the Future of Work.
● Keith Coats discusses the concept of Global Dexterity and emphasizes its significance in the current interconnected global landscape. With multicultural work becoming more common, leaders and CEOs must possess the skill of global dexterity to navigate diverse cultures effectively.
Keith identifies six essential adjustments that can enhance one’s approach. These adjustments can be compared to adjusting buttons on a music mixing desk and include directness, enthusiasm, assertiveness, formality, personal disclosure, and self-promotion. You can watch the video here.
● An interview on building organisational resilience: A board-level priority in today’s challenging times. The CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), Nicolai Tangen, and Frithjof Lund, a senior partner with McKinsey, discussed the need for effective organisational resilience. You can read the article and watch the full interview here where they discuss how boards can go beyond responding to short-term challenges and move toward identifying opportunities for resilient growth.
● The Alternative Path to Innovation – In this article review, my colleague Dean Van Leeuwen discusses the importance of creating a culture that fosters caring curiosity, problem discovery, and a positive-sum mindset. By understanding and applying these principles, organisations can cultivate a culture of innovation that leads to long-term success. Read Dean’s full review here.
● In this week’s ThrowForward Thursday, Graeme discusses DATA. A big topic! This is a sample video of the full-length session on the power and importance of data, and the three things you and your team should be doing NOW with data to future-proof your businesses. For the full session, you can sign up for Graeme’s Futures Club.
● The Musk-Zuckerberg social-media smackdown – In one corner is Mark Zuckerberg: 39 years old, five foot seven inches and a wizard at jiu-jitsu. In the other corner stands Elon Musk: 13 years older, six inches taller and considerably heavier, with a special move known as the walrus (“I just lie on top of my opponent & do nothing”). The two billionaires have agreed to a cage fight, with Mr. Musk saying on June 29th that it might take place at the Roman Colosseum. Read more here in this article shared by The Economist.
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