Why Adaptive Teams Are Important For Future Success?

By Alina Okun | October 25, 2020 |
Adaptive teams

In their book The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work, Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley argue that adaptability is one of the most critical skills to have in the future. While adaptability is often associated with individuals, it is also essential for teams. To build adaptive teams, the…

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How To Foster Learning And Adaptability?

By Alina Okun | October 23, 2020 |
scalable learning

In this post, I mentioned the skills individuals would need to master to adapt to the future of work. However, in their book, The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work, Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley argue that mastering those skills is not enough. The authors mention that we…

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How To Thrive In The Future Of Your Work?

By Alina Okun | October 20, 2020 |
thrive in future of work

I am continuing to explore ideas in Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley’s book The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work. One of the key messages in the book is that to navigate the future of work, we need to be adaptable and resilient, keeping ourselves free of the…

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How Will New Technology Augment Human Capabilities?

By Alina Okun | October 18, 2020 |
technology augment human capabilities

Many people are afraid of the changes technology will bring. However, they often forget that we have been adapting to technological changes all our lives. By adopting new technologies, we have been augmenting our capabilities even if we did not realize it at the time. The most obvious examples are the introduction of computers in…

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What Skills Will Be In Demand In The 4th Industrial Revolution?

By Alina Okun | October 16, 2020 |
Fourth Industrial Revolution

We are at the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. But how did we get here? Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley, in their book The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work, take a look at that, starting from the First Industrial Revolution. The First Industrial Revolution, which lasted…

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Reimagine Yourself: Who Will You Be At Work In The Future?

By Alina Okun | October 14, 2020 |
Workforce reimagined

We are well educated and prepared for the past, but are we ready for the future of work, the future that has not yet been defined? That is a tough question to answer. How do you prepare for something that does not yet exist? You can, and Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley have written a…

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How To Convert Vision To Strategy?

By Alina Okun | October 12, 2020 |
turn vision to strategy

Imagining the best possible future is one thing, but figuring out what to do to achieve that vision is another matter. In their book Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth, Mark Johnson and Josh Suskewicz describe how future-back leaders use their capacity for learning, deep curiosity, and comfort with…

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How To Become A Forward-Looking Visionary Leader?

By Alina Okun | October 10, 2020 |
Visionary leader

What do Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Steve Jobs have in common? All three are recognized as visionary leaders. They looked past the conventional wisdom and set out to create a different and better world, but they did not do it on their own. They inspired others to join them on their transformative journey. Mark…

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What Is The Most Significant Effect Of AI On Career Options?

By Alina Okun | October 9, 2020 |
future career options

I have two children, and I often wonder how to help them choose the right careers for the world as it will be tomorrow, rather than as it is today. Throughout my research, career advice for the future has been remarkably consistent. Similar to other modern-day business thinkers, Max Tegmark, the author of a book…

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What Is The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On Society?

By Alina Okun | October 6, 2020 |
Artificial intelligence

It is hard to escape the debate about the impact of artificial intelligence on our future. Will artificial intelligence help us flourish, or will it be the cause of our destruction? AI researchers disagree on this topic passionately. Max Tegmark discusses different positions in his book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial…

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