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.
• Buhle’s coming to South Africa in 2024 – book him now for Unleashing Your Greatness.
In Buhle Dlamini’s book, Unleashing Your Greatness, he shares the full story of how he learned to embrace who he was. This was one of those defining moments, where life shifted for him afterward. Read our recent blog as he shares his story on how embracing who are you is key. Buhle will be visiting South Africa in February and March 2024. Get in touch with us today to book Buhle for your conferences and workshops.
• What is a futurist? Listen to Graeme’s TEDx talk now.
Being a futurist is not about making predictions but understanding where the world is going next. What we do as futurists is produce scenarios. We read widely and study media, culture, socio-economics and politics to help us identify trends that might shape the way we live and work over the next five to 10 years. Our goal is always to equip our clients with the tools and skills to be able to consider their industry and intentionally build the capacity to see and understand the implications and meaning of change in their field and beyond. Read more and watch here.
• In the first episode of ThrowFordward Thursday in the new year, we apply our “Grey Elephants” framework to give you some scenarios for what might happen in the year ahead. The biggest question is not “what might happen?” But rather “Are you set up to take advantage of the opportunities that uncertainty will bring in 2024”? Watch it here.
Join the Futures Club for 2024 – to make sure your people and your organisation are always adapting and have the tools to stay ahead of disruption.
• Reskilling in the Age of AI – In the coming decades, as the pace of technological change continues to increase, millions of workers may need to be not just upskilled but reskilled—a profoundly complex societal challenge that will sometimes require workers to both acquire new skills and change occupations entirely.
1. Reskilling is a strategic imperative.
2. It is the responsibility of every leader and manager.
3. It is a change-management initiative.
4. Employees want to reskill—when it makes sense.
5. It takes a village.
The authors argue that companies will need to understand and embrace these shifts if they hope to succeed in adapting dynamically to the rapidly evolving new era of automation and AI. Read the full article here.
• In this article, Keith tells the story of Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo and global leadership expert, and her focus as a leader on acknowledging others. It provides key insights that people should consider when wanting to become more impactful team members and leaders themselves.
What could you do to acknowledge those around you? How could you share your appreciation for those who ‘stand in the shadows’ – those who stand behind the people who are key to your own success or the success of your business? Read the full article here.
You’re welcome to contact us for more information on how we can help your team face the future with confidence.