How to learn new skills required for your success in the future of work

Watch the video below to discover the 5 key things you need to do in order to learn a new skill within 20 hours. Join our free community of like-minded, future-focused individuals developing their skills in order to understand what

Habits & what’s on in the Future of Work Academy in July

There is no shortage of helpful information available these days to help you succeed in the future of work. The Economist and Harvard Business Review provide excellent content along with numerous other institutions and publications for anyone keen on sharpening

What’s in the Future of Work Academy in June

Our June content for the Future of Work Academy is now live on the Academy’s website. Here’s a 6-minute overview from Graeme on what you can expect for the month. We have also reduced the monthly investment to the academy

Free webinar: Protect your career from robots and algorithms

From doctors to news reporters, secretaries to drone pilots, jobs are evolving faster than ever before. Thousands of new professions are listed in LinkedIn every day, and every business magazine you read seems to have at least one article warning

What’s in the Future of Work Academy in April

Our team is putting the final touches on April’s Future of Work Academy content. As always, it’s brilliant. The Academy provides resources to help you be successful in your career in the future of work. Here’s a video Graeme put

Six Things you need to know to be a Future-Fit Leader

Currently I am engaged in a series of workshops for chief executives from throughout the United Kingdom. These are business leaders of businesses from a variety of sectors and with annual turnovers ranging from £90m to £4m and with staff

Leaders Must Have ‘Strategic Intelligence’

I am busy working with a client that is struggling to get innovation. They desperately want it, but are currently unable to let go of their existing corporate culture that completely squashes innovation. To succeed in the 21st century, most

Developing Leaders: A Leadership Pill

I once watched the movie ‘Limitless’ which explored the concept of a pill that leads to acutely enhanced awareness and performance. Obscure facts tucked away in the recesses of one’s subconscious become accessible; patterns hidden by details become clear and
Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip: Practical advice on building adaptive intelligence

Following on from Keith’s newsletter article last week that looked at how to develop greater adaptive capacity in your team we thought it would be useful to use today’s Tuesday Tip to provide you with a practical action item to move
Adaptive Leadership

How to develop greater adaptive capacity in your team

The leadership challenge is how to ensure that your organisation, your team has a deep adaptive capacity. It is ensuring that adaptability is part of your very DNA as you navigate the volatile, uncertain and complex future. In order to

Janus: A god for Leaders

Janus was the Roman god from whom we derive the name we give to the first month of the year – January. Janus was the god of beginnings and endings and was often found at the entrance of a building

Three Things Good Leaders Should Be Asking Santa

Looking for some leadership tips from Santa? Of course only good leaders get to ask Santa for anything, bad leaders’ Christmas stocking is likely to be empty! So what would a good leader want from Santa for the journey marked

Google’s Nine Principles for Innovation Can Be Used by Everyone

In his book on innovation, “Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation“, Robert F. Brands, provides many examples of the practices that have led to cultures of innovation in a variety of different companies (see his book on

How to change history

Gustavo Gutierrez once said, “Those who change the course of history are usually those who pose a new set of questions rather than those who offer solutions.” Gutierrez, born in Lima in 1928, is a Peruvian Dominican priest who is

Four Daily Habits for Smart, futurefit Leaders

The right leadership habits lead to the right leadership practices. It is a law of life general. There is a lot leaders are ‘told’ they should do in order to be effective leaders and the leadership ‘to do’ list becomes
FinTech and the Digital Disruption of Financial Services ebook

TomorrowToday Global Announces Official Launch of Compelling New FinTech Financial Services White Paper

Industry Specialists at TomorrowToday Global Unveil a Timely New White Paper Entitled “FinTech & the Digital Disruption of Financial Services” This hard-hitting new position paper, researched and created by a team of top multi-industry veterans, is a definitive industry analysis

Humans Need Not Apply (that includes you)

Automation is one of the most important themes in any discussion about the future of work. But just how much of our work can computers actually do. And excellent video was recently released which explores just this question, and supplies

So far so good: What should leaders be measuring?

Having the wrong metrics in place is a little like the person who fell off a 10 story building only to be heard to say as he passed each floor on the way down, “so far so good”. The old

On Leadership: What the Hell’s Going on?

In a hard hitting and sobering Rolling Stone article titled, ‘The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here’ there was a quote that stood out as being highly relevant for leaders. The context was the plight of the

The Problem: Finding time to be a good leader seems to be a big issue.

Our team spends a lot of our time facilitating leadership development programmes. Companies around the world send their top people on training courses to help them step up, be more productive and become better leaders. One of the biggest complaints

3 Essential shifts that leaders need to make to lead effectively in a changing world

In the course of my work I am often asked the question, ‘what do I / we need to do in order to thrive in the future?’ Of course that question comes in multiple formats but essentially that is the

Tuesday Tip: Getting things that matter most done

The Problem: Getting things that matter most done Most of us struggle with not just getting things done but getting a balance between the things that have to be done and the things we would like to get done. The

They had to know: The most important three words in your organisation

‘Never Again’ is the inscription inscribed in five languages at the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial site a short distance outside Munich. A visit to such a place is not easy yet is entirely necessary. This is a place where man’s

The Leader’s Most Important Task

One of the most important leadership responsibilities (and skills) is to be able to understand the broader context and interpret what this means for his or her business / industry. Leaders are leading in a time of acute global challenges:

Tuesday’s Tip: Be Curious

We are often asked what the most important skills that we need to be successful in the future. Our, perhaps unexpected, answer is “to be curious”. The willingness to think about the world, to ask questions, to explore… are all

Surviving the Storm: The Goodwin Sands Warning

South Foreland is site in Dover, England. It is a place that can lay claim to some unique history for it was here, way back in 1858 that the first ever electric light was illuminated, long before Thomas Edison first

…And to think it all started with some spare time at Waterstone’s!

When it comes to learning…what gets you excited? Hold that thought whilst I backtrack a little… I had arrived early for a meeting at Waterstone’s, the famous bookstore situated a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus in London. Getting there early

Don’t wait for a meteor to wipe you out, Re/Evolve and adapt now.

A recent study shows that the dinosaurs were already in decline 50 million years before the meteor strike that finally wiped them out. “We were not expecting this result,” says Dr Manabu Sakamoto, a palaeontologist from the University of Reading, who led the

Developing Futurefit Leaders: Why use outside service providers?

When it comes to senior leadership or executive interventions an often-asked question is, ‘why do we need outside service providers?’ It is a valid question. In many instances the answer is, ‘you don’t’. However, there are situations where paying that

The Need to Stay Futurefit

Rapid progress is usually accompanied by greater instability. The impact of globalisation on our planet has reshaped, redefined and reordered almost everything. What this looks like and more importantly, what it means are avenues of inquiry that are neither simple

Leading and Living Through Transitions: Three Instructional Paradoxes

“Write something that connects to FutureFit” was the unambiguous instruction from our eZine Editor and if there is one thing I have learnt in writing it is that you listen to what your editor says. So, there was little room

On Leadership: How to build resilience in your company or team

What CEO wouldn’t wish for a ‘resilient company’? In the prevailing economic conditions, resilience might just be the most important of characteristics for any corporation or organisation. If resilience isn’t part of one’s DNA then chances of surviving the future

[Invitational Leadership] Bringing out the best in others

 One of the biggest leadership questions is “How do I bring out the best in others?”.  “How to bring out the best in those for whom I had the responsibility for leading.” It’s a good question to be asking! I want

Adaptive Leaders Mind the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality

According to author Richard Dobbs (No Ordinary Disruption) in 1950 a company occupied its place on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) for an average of 60 years. By 2011 that span had dropped to 18 years. More

Meeting with Jim Dator. Futurist. Legend

Recently I had the privilege to meet with Futurist Jim Dator of the University of Hawaii. Jim is renown in futurists’ circles and has left an indelible impression on the disciple of Futures. He has also appeared (as himself) on

What it will take to develop futurefit leaders

Having the opportunity to participate in several international leadership development programmes, I am concerned with the standard approach to leadership development. Much of leadership formation is seen primarily as a progamme rather than a process. The ‘progamme mentality’ drives towards

The greatest fear in change

You may have seen the first video in our Future Fit Video Series (Leadership lessons for Adaptive Leaders). I’ve just uploaded the 17th video in the series for your viewing. The greatest fear in change. It’s a quick 2.36min video,

Leader Fit

With all the demands that are placed on leaders in today’s World of Work, most are still struggling to cope with the complexity and change impacting their business, managing their own career and health as well as balancing their family

Leadership Magazine finds its inspiration from the TomorrowToday Message

In the July 2014 edition of Leadership, South Africa’s premier leadership magazine (it also happened to be their 350 publication – congratulations!) there appeared an article by Dr Rene Uys, titled ‘Connecting the Dots: the Connection Economy demands a paradigm