I believe we are at a crucial crossroad. How we in the world of enterprise, from individual consultant, non-profit, social through to typical multinational, deal with the paradigm changes coming with the coming resource limits, climate change and economic crises will create either a positive, viable future that we want; or the one we would not wish on our worst enemy.
Below are the key pillars needed for the world of enterprise, all forms of enterprise, to effectively create the future we want.
- Distributed, full-spectrum leadership.
- Effective dialogue processes.
- Economic sense based on a viable future system (more…)
We already have all the mature, sustainable and affordable technology we need in areas like renewable energy, water, food etc. So what has stopped us from already having a fully sustainable economy and civilisation?
Simply that we have a gap in our social technology. Globally slower innovation in social technology (how people work together towards an objective, and in how our markets work,) than in physical or chemical technology. We in tetraLD, along with a growing number of other people, (more…)
We are at the start of a new era. See this video and discussion for the triggers for this blog entry.
Already we see changes in how business are run, and what they do to make money. Business that could never have existed 20 years ago are becoming mainstream. (Think of Amazon, Google, Booking.com) Other businesses that thrived, saw a secure 100 year future ahead of them, (like the US big steel industry) are no more.
Whether you are the biggest kid on the block, say a Procter and Gamble, or an independent professional, you will only thrive (more…)
The UK is emerging from recession, but slowly. The British Chamber of Commerce (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11920548) has just downgraded it’s forecast for 2012 to 1.9%, from the 2.2% forecast in September.
The skills needed at work have also changed dramatically over the past few years. And they are going to change even faster as the wave of green jobs accelerates (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11380865).
So business leaders who want to grow profitably in the coming decade will need to invest in training. Training for high performance in what you are already doing, and for many, training in completely new skills. For example, pharma today needs (more…)