Future Trends

The Paradigm Shift Needed in Education

I was first introduced to the term “paradigm shift” by Tom Peters and Bob Waterman in their classic business book “In Search of Excellence”. Shared Beliefs They argued that the rational model of business – a direct descendent of the scientific [...]

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Industrial Might to Information Bytes

As an educator, I love to learn, and I love sharing what I have learned. While conducting research on educational institutions and education pedagogies for this series of blogs, I came across a fascinating article by Peter Gray, a Research Professor of Psychology [...]

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Educating Knowledge Workers in the Info Age

The late Peter Drucker has been described as the founder of modern management. I still remember the title of his textbook “Practices of Management: Planning, Directing, Organising and Controlling” when I first studied management at university in the [...]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Learning Online

One of the clear messages to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis is that education has changed forever. Single biggest pedagogical change in decades Private school principals, state education secretaries, and education consultancy CEO’s all agree. COVID-19 has [...]

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The rush to digital education is on…..finally

As a long-term advocate for the potential of digital technology to transform education, I’ve become increasingly frustrated by the slow pace that digital approaches have been adopted and integrated into education compared with other industries, particularly in [...]

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Calling all leaders – the environment needs you!

As a leadership and management commentator, I don’t normally blog about climate change and the environment. However, in my view today’s most pressing and complex leadership challenge is climate change and the environment. The world needs leaders from all walks [...]

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The Last Byte of Innovation at Apple?

If you’ve been on a Christmas/New Year break like me, you may have missed the news that Apple issued its first profit warning in 16 years due to a fall in forecasted revenue in China. Ostensibly, the reason is the slowdown in China’s economic growth. [...]

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Employee wellbeing starts with job control not yoga classes

Many of us have taken up some form of mindfulness or movement practice to help manage our stress and ageing bodies. I love going to yoga a couple of times a week for both the mental benefits that help soothe the week’s stress as well as the physical benefits [...]

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The End of Driving ….. and the Future of Work

One of the most pressing issues facing business (and society) today is the current skill levels of the workforce. Increasingly automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making many existing skills redundant. Conversely, the skills needed to operate in an [...]

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Managing Differently in the Digital Era

Achieving power, exerting influence and maintaining control have long been the domains of executive leaders. We've all seen how information and expertise – critical tools in wielding power and influence - resided at the top of organisation structures. In [...]

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