40 Futurists on the Future of Work

Download this free ebook: GuidetoFutureWork.pdf, that showcases the advice that 40 futurists offer to young people on the future of work. It’s not only valuable to Millennials and Gen Z. I’m sure we Boomers could learn a lot from this wisdom, grouped into Attitude, Skills, and Contribution. Enjoy (and please share and comment): GuidetoFutureWork

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The Value Futurists Offer Business in a Complex, Uncertain World

Join me and Dawna Jones of Insight to Action as we discuss: Why futures-thinking is so invaluable to individuals and organizations today; The real scoop (based on research evidence, not scare-mongering opinion) on how jobs will be affected by increasing automation; How artificial intelligence will impact retail salespeople, librarians, nursing staff, and human resources professionals; […]

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UNESCO Futures Studies Chair: Your child’s futures work

Concerned about your child’s (or your own) futures? Not least what they might do for work? Here’s the inspiring story of UNESCO’s new Chair in Futures Studies, Sohail Inayatullah: When I was a high school student at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, I asked my father for advice before going to university. I told […]

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How to see your status soar: you need to be more curious.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein Being curious. The gift that Eleanor Roosevelt said should be endowed on every child. One of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect, according to Samuel Johnson. And to Einstein, who described himself as “passionately curious,” a miracle if […]

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supply chain expert Nick Little

Spotlight Supply Chains: Will What You DON’T See, Hurt You?

Calling all supply chains: If anyone knows the importance of strategic foresight and futures thinking in your world, it’s Nick Little. He’s Assistant Director of Executive Development Programs in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU). A fellow Brit, Nick has extensive industry and international experience in supply chain management on both sides […]

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Overcoming the three hurdles to thought leadership that truly works – case study  

  In a previous post my colleague, Dr Liz Alexander, identified the three hurdles brands or individuals face when identifying or taking their thought leadership point of view to market. These included: Not focusing too far into the future – people want information that can help them implement or make changes today. Focusing on the positive […]

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3 Reasons Thought Leadership Dies

  Is it possible to think too far out of the box? was a question our friends over the pond at Source for Consulting asked recently. Source found that, rather than explore issues they’d never considered, 83% of executives surveyed said they read thought leadership on topics they were already thinking about, and preferred this […]

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How to Differentiate Yourself by Mike Figliuolo

Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, joined me for this audio discussion in which we talked about how he and co-author Victor Prince differentiated themselves as authors with their book, Lead Inside the Box. And what their approach teaches about how to differentiate yourself. Not least how to think about your market challenges in fresh and compelling ways. To begin […]

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33 tweeters define thought leadership

For some time I have been publishing 140 character thought leadership definitions sent to me by people who follow my twitter feed @thoughtstrategy . I used to publish these on my old www.thoughtleadershipstrategy.net blog site but for the first time these are being published on the Leading Thought blog. I hope it motivates others to send […]

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Boost thought leadership in India

What Great Chefs Teach Us About Thought Leadership

  We tend to think that animals came out onto the land as a positive step forward in the evolution of life. But the truth is, the first creatures were really driven out of the ocean. They were just trying to get away from the competition. If you’ve read Michael Crichton’s 1987 science fiction thriller, Sphere, […]

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