Category: Leadership

Dealing with Cognitive Bias

Reading Time: 20 minutes This is a vitally important article, and will probably take you a few days to work through, working through each of the major sections a step at a time. Don’t rush this, and do the exercises, including watching the videos and doing the additional reading we recommend. This topic is one of the most important cornerstones to improving your critical thinking skills.

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Build a Culture of Experimentation for Yourself and Your Team

Reading Time: 14 minutes Probably the single most important thing that you and your team can do to help you succeed in times of disruptive change is to experiment more and build an experimental culture within your organisation and team. Many business leaders are nervous to mandate experimentation throughout their organisations because they have visions of things blowing up all over the place. And they know that experiments can fail.

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Just Us For All: The World in Half a Century (Sakharov Lectures 2020)

Reading Time: 14 minutes This is my (rejected) contribution to the The World in Half a Century Forum 2020, held in honour of the famous Russian nobel laureate, Andrei Sakharov. I was invited to contribute a half hour virtual lecture to this forum, which had been due to be held in St Petersburg, Russia in 2020.

You will see why the organisers decided to reject my contribution, given what I say about truth, LGBTQI inclusion, diversity, communism and society. Sadly, even though Sakharov himself was a Russian dissident and activist against the Russian government, modern day Russian conferences were always unlikely to host a speaker with views that go against the current Russian State status quo.

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The Circle of Courage – Rethinking the 4 Quadrants of Organizational Effectiveness

Reading Time: 9 minutes Covid is not the only disruption organizations have faced, nor will it be the last. Returning to the office, hybrid models of working, organizational restructures, being appointed as a new Team Lead, starting a new job, relocating to a new city or country, starting a family – these are all examples of contexts of change. Change itself is chaotic….

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Knowing What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Reading Time: 9 minutes There has long been talk of a ‘volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world’ – or what we term a ‘VUCA’ world. Pre-pandemic we spoke a great deal about this ‘VUCA’ world, but our actions betrayed a quiet contentment with what we had and how we went about things, none more so than when it came to leadership thinking and practice.

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Take Charge of Your Lifetime of Career Transitions

Reading Time: 5 minutes Zanele Njapha shares her personal experience and how this led to her developing her “Career Transition Formula”. Zanele, or as her clients call her ‘The UnLearning Lady’, is an international Transitions Facilitator and Future of Work Speaker, helping companies navigate organisational changes and step confidently into the new world of work.

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The Fierce Urgency to Strategically Reimagine

Reading Time: 9 minutes The start of the 2020’s is a time that none of us will forget. We want to say things will get easier. They will, but first there is a precarious period to navigate. We are only just at the start of a decade which will be distinctive for unprecedented disruption. There is still a long rocky adventurous road ahead of us. The leaders tuned towards exploration will seize opportunity.

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The Five Key Ingredients of a Thriving Remote Team

Reading Time: 7 minutes The hybrid/remote workplace is going to be reality for a long time to come, and we need to make sure we are ready for it. Our team at TomorrowToday has been working like this for 20 years, and we’ve been focusing our research efforts on understanding how to do it brilliantly for almost as long. Now, we are ready to share a powerful framework with the world, and bring to the market what we saw with the 85 clients we worked with in 2020.

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