Shifting to a New Definition of “Job”

Leaders now find that they are leading employees and contractors and that these people can be located around the world. Are you leading with this in mind or are you stuck in the old, place based hierarchical way of thinking? … Read More»

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The First Decade of 21st Century Thought

In this, the Transformation Decade of 2010-2020, it is also the decade of the collapse of legacy thinking; thinking from the past that is no longer accurate or relevant. This means that the decade 2010-2020 is the first decade of 21st century thought. So, as a leader of humans who are all going through this time of transformative change, are you a 21st century leader? Are you leading with vision or using and out of date strategy road map?… Read More»

The Collapse of Legacy Thinking

Legacy thinking are thoughts from the past, what the thinking was that used to work. Everywhere in the world today there is massive collapse of legacy thinking. A leader can put her entire organization at risk if she leads with legacy thinking as it used to work. Think how a rower moves forward; backing into where they are going. Is that how you lead? … Read More»

The Ascendency of Women is the Future of Work

The Shift Age began in the middle part of the last decade and will probably last until 2030. This will be the age where all the social, economic, political and cultural gender inequalities of the past ages will be undone.

If you take a 50-year arc from 1975 to 2025, we are now almost 80% through this arc. There will be as much movement toward gender equality in the last 20% of this arc as there was in the first 80%. That is saying a lot because the time since the mid-70s was perhaps the greatest movement to equal rights for women in history…. Read More»

Leadership in the Transformation Decade

  In a column I wrote on 01-01-10 – interesting digital date- I called 2010-2020 the Transformation Decade.  Not only did that blog post blow up in the blogosphere and Twitter, the underlying concept of it has become a highly useful metaphor for leadership in the years since.  When leading corporate retreats or speaking to groups […] Read moreRead More»

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