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How the Pandemic is Changing the Rules of Success
The Pandemic will go down in history as the tragedy of our lifetimes. But it has set off what is being called a "future of work" revolution that is still in its infancy. This tectonic-sized shift has bestowed new leverage on workers: from frontline, essential employees all the way up the ladder. Other ramifications: Eighty-eight percent o...
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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Ten years ago, frigid temperatures in Texas caused rolling blackouts, and millions lost power. The state was warned to weatherize its power grid to prepare for more extreme weather but never got around to it. Then, in February of this year, plummeting temperatures again caused widespread outages. Nine hundred people died, mostly from frost...
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Thoughts From a Return to the Lecture Trail
During the depths of Covid, I half wondered if I would ever speak again. Then, last month, I returned to doing live events, mostly small. Last week, I returned to the big stage with a keynote and "talk show format" where I interviewed the CIO of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Green Bay Packers at Wisconsin's Lambeau Stadium. I'm happy to repo...
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What John Naisbitt Taught Me About Navigating Today's Rapid Changes
Editor’s Note: Futurist John Naisbitt died earlier this year at the age of 91. His contribution to the field of future studies was enormous, and he had an early influence in my career. The article below is a reflection on the man and his message. In 1982, futurist John Naisbitt wrote Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives, which ...
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Adapt or Die: Prepare for the Coming Climate Crisis
As a futurist, I monitor a broad spectrum of trends, from demographic to technological to social and geopolitical. When it comes to climatological trends, I rely on forward thinking researchers like Rich Sorkin, who is helping institutions prepare for what the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls the "irreversible" impact...
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Putting Leaders to the Test
As a college student, I was a volunteer on Joe Biden's initial race for U.S. Senate. I recalled him saying something like, "If I'm elected, come see me in Washington." Twenty or so years later I did just that. I put Biden to the test. It was after a speaking engagement in Washington, D.C. I was about to head to the airport when I spotted the ...
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Why Now Is Time For A Strategic Leadership Retreat
During the depths of the Global Pandemic, I began to notice a disturbing comment in the interviews I conduct regularly with organizational leaders. It went something like this: “We can't even think about next week, much less next quarter. Strategic planning and forward thinking are out the window.” It was an understandable sentiment. We were ree...
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The Comeback of the Meetings Industry
The sun is coming out on the conference industry, just in time. Even worse than the cruise industry, the meetings industry has been hammered by COVID-19. Hundreds of mostly small businesses have simply disappeared. Many others are on life support. Those of us who've been in the industry awhile know that when the economy catches a cold, the me...
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Four "Future of Work" Trends to Act On Today
Ten years ago, plunging temperatures led to rolling blackouts across Texas, leaving more than three million people without power. In February 2021, a near identical scenario occurred; billions of dollars in damage and 57 people perished as a result. The problem both times: failure to "weatherize" the Texas power grid to protect it from extremely...
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How to Think Like a Futurist
When Covid shut down life as we know it a year ago, many a company went into "batten down the hatches"; mode. They followed their recession playbooks. When demand took off instead, in such industries as exercise equipment, pet products, and virtual meeting software, many were caught flat-footed. Some are still struggling to catch up. Wisconsi...
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