If you get your words right, they will draw you toward the future. If you get your words wrong, you will fight the future. As a working futurist for some 40 years, it has become increasingly apparent to me that words can both empower and constrain the kind of futures we create. Full-spectrum thinking is the ability to seek clarity across gradients of possibility while … [Read more...] about Please Use Full-Spectrum Words
See if you can spot the bias in the following scenarios: 1. A female finance executive is told by a male peer in a meeting that her presentation is too detailed and a complete "waste of time." Another male colleague rushes to her defense, explaining that there is nothing wrong with the presentation and she was just trying to be helpful. 2. … [Read more...] about Systemic Bias: Can a Fish Change its Own Water?
Tell us about yourself. I am an award-winning author of six books, a speaker, and a business advisor. My experiences include forty plus successful corporate years including executive positions; and surviving a fire, divorce, financial ruin, two heart procedures, and cancer. Tell us about your latest book: Conquering Life's Course: Common Sense in Chaotic Times? … [Read more...] about In Conversation With Richard V Battle – Conquering Life’s Course
Your work ethic is exceptional. You exceed expectations in every assignment. And you’ve proved your worth to the organization over and over again. Yet you’re still overlooked for the plum assignments, big raises, and promotions. The good-old-boy management repeatedly taps the men in the department for advancement. It’s infuriating. As a woman, you feel discriminated … [Read more...] about Gender Bias: What to Do When You’re a Victim
Are we at the cusp of a job crunch? Choose pragmatism over alarmism. Automation, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are already transforming scores of industries around the world. These are causing tectonic shifts that will make hundreds of different types of jobs redundant. This shall render up to a billion people jobless around the world. The present … [Read more...] about The Future Of Jobs: Occupations At Severe Risk