Everything Is Beta: A Provocation For Communicators (And, Well, Mostly Everyone)

I gave a presentation at a communications workshop / forum last week. When pondering what to talk about – alongside standard MarComms topics of social media and crisis management and intranets – I wrote: Why all the communications skills you have worked … Continue reading Everything Is Beta: A Provocation For Communicators (And, Well, Mostly Everyone)

The Future of Work: Living the Dream!

Another slice through the data in the Deloitte report on Human Capital Trends 2013, today we look at leadership impacts…and this one is personal. The report lays it out straightforwardly: “Yesterday’s leadership theories are not keeping pace with the velocity of today’s disruptive marketplace. Organizations are seeking a new model for the age of agility.” The new normal?  Perpetual uncertainty; jagged markets – finding “ways to operate successfully in markets that are worlds apart in every way—socially, technologically, and economically”; and instant obsolescence.  Ah, yes. Obsolescence. A personal favourite of mine. I have embraced the current three-year obsolescence cycle (and I might need to revisit that length soon enough…) … Continue reading The Future of Work: Living the Dream!