I wrote about reverse leadership in 2020 in my book The Gig Mindset Advantage – A Bold New Breed. I offered examples of what it means, and also what precautions you need to take.
Check out this issue of the Inside Outsider about Reverse Leadership.
Reverse leadership behaviors include acting ignorant, listening to the edges, avoiding consensus, looking forward rather than back, and above all managing up.
New kids on the block – you and your toaster – scary tech – crafting your way -and more
The 2022 January Bold New Breed briefing note just went out. I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comments.
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Surviving and thriving in a fast-changing world where startups have advantages of speed and youth. How will you adapt? How flexible are you and will that be the differentiating factor?
We need new future scenarios. We need some far-out thinking, to imagine futures that may seem impossible or crazy today. Change is fast, and uncertainty stronger than ever. Our internal and external worlds are colliding, or, at best, merging. (more…)
What do you think about my manifesto in this presentation I gave at IOM Summit in October 2021? It’s on slide 21.
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My book, The Gig Mindset Advantage is out in May. A long gestation – over two years of research, interviews, thinking, writing and interaction with my publisher. But it’s all worth it!
You can see what early readers say about it, and I look forward to your comments once you’ve read it.
I have started a podcast called Bold New Breed. You can see more about it here and discover the five episodes already live. I’ll be talking about how gig mindsetters are bringing change to the workplace and I’ll also interviewing people around the world to learn about their own experiences. If you have a story to share, get in touch.
One of the effects I have observed from the pandemic and full-time remote work is slowness. All around me I see signs of people slowing down. I too find my own work slowing down.
For example, I am preparing a podcast–Bold New Breed– based on my research around the workplace. My preparation is going more slowly than I expected, both technically (not a surprise as it’s a whole new media) but also in defining and refining the content.
However, the slowness has been beneficial for my own thinking.
I wrote an article – Is going rogue the new normal? – four years ago. It focused on a new way of thinking about yourself and your work. And it’s even more relevant today than back in 2016 when I wrote it. (more…)