I couldn't agree with you more, Madhav. I was just having this debate about WeWork spaces with some friends the other night. I think there is a deep desire to "get back to the office," however, the office may be a different shared space. Lots of potential in this hybrid world for collaboration, cross-pollination, and innovation, no?!?!

Leaders who have a futurist mindset are a minority on most teams.

According to a recent study, about 1 in 5 leaders has a Futurist mindset. That means only 20% of leaders are:

· ready to lean into the future of work,

· gifted in casting a powerful vision about the future,

· focused on creating shareholder value for the short- and long-term,

· actively creating hope among stakeholders for a better future, and

· willing to take smart risks to out innovate the competition.

If you want to win by leveraging your most future-forward leaders, you better know how…

The one think high-performers want and how to give it to them. An image of a woman walking up the stairs of a human mind.

High-performers ​​want one simple thing​: Better results.

How can this be? They’re already high-performers, right? They already get great results. How could one person want so much more of what they already have?

​The Secret ​Behind the High-Performance Mindset

​High-performers have a fundamentally different relationship with the past, present, and future​.

This means that high-performers:

  • ​Reflect on lessons learned from the past, but they don’t dwell on the past. They don’t romanticize the past. The past is done. Game over. Next challenge please.
  • ​Embrace the now. They’re fully present in the now. They ​dive into the pressure of a high-stakes…

All mindsets have an upside and a downside. My research has identified five mindsets that explain how we approach future success and future failure. This article is about how to avoid failure.

The five Future Focus mindsets each have a “voice” and communicate a great deal about our assumptions and expectations. They show up in the language that we use and the actions that we take.

In order to maximize your future potential and performance, you have to be able to spot when your mindsets are working for you or against you. …

The future of work is here, and it requires a new mindset, skillset, and toolset. I find myself using the mindset + toolset + skillset = success formula more and more these days. As nearly 40% of American anticipate Covid-19 disruption lasting through the end of 2020.

Global work from home and return to work policies are redefining how teams work and collaborate. Economic transformation is giving rise to digital innovation. Amidst this, we must ask ourselves:

  1. do we have the tools to be successful? This means everything from PPE to a cloud-based infrastructure.
  2. do we have the skills to…

I love helping leaders prepare for the future and navigate change. To help my clients and students, I read every industry report, book, article, and piece of research that I can get my hands on. I also conduct my own research, and turn all of this research into leadership education and practical tools.

My latest read was Kornferry’s “Covid-19 Leadership Guide: Strategies for Managing Through a Crisis.” In this report, KF provides a list of “8 steps leaders can take now.” I found one of their steps wildly powerful: #6 Be Aware of Mindsets.

Here’s why this tip is so…

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What do a global pandemic, skyrocketing demand for your product or service, divorce, and a new job offer across the country all have in common? They’re all unexpected life events that require preparation. Not to mention all things that I’ve had to prepare for in the last six years.

Among these life events, the global pandemic of 2020 has taught me some very important lessons about preparing for the unexpected. In full disclosure, I’m someone who gets paid to help leaders anticipate, forecast, speculate, and plan for the future. Despite this, I did not see a pandemic that would send…

When I help leaders, teams, and organizations plan for their future, the topic of mindsets comes up…a lot.

Since I began working with mindsets in 2008 at the University of Michigan, I’ve observed leaders saying things like, “We need a more open mindset.” “We need an innovation mindset.” “We need to change the mindset in our culture.” And, “We need a growth mindset.” Lately, however, the word mindset is being used a lot more. It’s time to put together your Mindset Manifesto for a successful 2020.

What are Mindsets?

First, let’s be clear about what mindsets are. Mindsets are the mental lenses that…

Robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence are disrupting the companies and organizations that new grads will join soon.

As the class of 2018 hits the job market, many will learn whether or not their studies have prepared them for the new world of work. Do they have the right skills? Do they have a passion for constant learning and development? Do they have what it takes to lead in the future of work?

According to Northeastern University’s President, Joseph Aoun, university programs have not evolved fast enough to help students build “robot-proof” skills or careers. …

AI Candidate’s Campaign Poster

Welcome to the future of politics. In Tama New Town, western Tokyo, Michito Matsuda, 44, has introduced the world’s first AI candidate for mayor.

Matsuda is deferring to an AI-powered robot avatar, named Michihito Matsuda. Seemingly, female in appearance, she has an active Twitter handle @tama_ai_mayor and campaign website.

According to Matsuda (the human), “For the first time in the world, AI will run in an election. Artificial intelligence will change Tama City. With the birth of an AI-mayor, we will conduct impartial and balanced politics. …

Chris Groscurth, Ph.D.

Leadership Advisor and Author of Future-Ready Leadership: Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He blogs at Leadership4iR.com

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