Friday, February 5, 2021

g-f(2)103 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE, Forbes, The Three Critical Skills You Must Develop For The Future Of Work.




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  • The future of work depends on your ability to think - and to think critically - about ways to innovate, create and lead through change.
  • The challenge is: the world wants to rob us of our greatest skill. 
    • Social media, combined with a desperate desire for distraction (brought on by the pandemic) makes everyone have the attention span of a ferret after a double espresso.
    • Nervous and uncertain about the future, bombarded by 500 million tweets per day, how can we create new ideas - without the focus and fortitude to develop them? 
    • The future of work depends on focus. Because where you put your attention is where you find your results.


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  • The future of work depends on your ability to think - and to think critically - about ways to innovate, create and lead through change.
  • The challenge is: the world wants to rob us of our greatest skill. 
    • Social media, combined with a desperate desire for distraction (brought on by the pandemic) makes everyone have the attention span of a ferret after a double espresso.
    • Nervous and uncertain about the future, bombarded by 500 million tweets per day, how can we create new ideas - without the focus and fortitude to develop them? 
    • The future of work depends on focus. Because where you put your attention is where you find your results.
  • Three crucial skills are required for the future: we must eliminate distractions, find time to think, and discover the value of deep work.
    1. Stop the Busyness.
      • “In the absence of clear indicators of what it means to be productive and valuable in their jobs,” author Cal Newport says, “many knowledge workers turn back towards an industrial indicator of productivity: doing lots of stuff.” Newport says that knowledge workers must identify a better way to demonstrate their value - the subject of his groundbreaking book, Deep Work.
      • In the future of work, it’s crucial to understand the difference between activity and impact. 
      • In his book, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distractions, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, author David Rock says, “A study done at the University of London found that constant emailing and text-messaging reduces mental capability by an average of ten points on an IQ test.”
    2. Finding Time to Think.
      • Let’s face it: shallow thinking is easier than really engaging with a challenge. But it’s a lot less satisfying.
      • How can you take a position of self-leadership, when it comes to preparing for the future of work? The future demands something more effective than just being easy - and generating a huge time suck for your colleagues. 
      • Why are there too many meetings? Because they are easier than really devising a structure that works.
      • Find time to think of ways to step into leadership communication - so that your boss and colleagues can share in your ideas.
    3. Investing in Deep Work. 
      • The future of work rests on your ability to reject these seven words: “That’s the way we’ve always done things.” 
      • How to shatter the status quo? Listen. In the future of work, these words will matter even more than they do today: “I hear you.” That’s what Nancy Kline says, in her book, Time to Think. 
        • Her recipe is a simple one: stop interrupting, and listen more. See how collaboration is what winning really looks like. While remote managers are busy over-communicating, forward-thinking team leaders understand that listening is where you find new ideas. 
      • In the future of work, collaboration will be more critical than ever. 

Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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I write about the changing nature of the leadership conversation, and how communication creates the connections that matter. Recognized as the U.S. National Elevator Pitch champion, I'm an international coach to businesses and entrepreneurs around the globe. I've helped raise over $100 Million in capital, launching dozens of businesses and coaching my clients onto Shark Tank, Dragons Den and Shark Tank - Australia. As a keynote speaker, my clients include Fortune 500 giants, international non-profits, technology, real estate, financial institutions and hundreds of high-growth businesses worldwide. I work with US NAVY SEALs and regularly speak at colleges like Texas A&M, Rice, TCU, University of Wisconsin and others. The publisher of seven books, my latest is called Leadership Language (Wiley) - the follow-up to the international best-seller, The NEW Elevator Pitch.

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