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The Top 10 Super Skills of the Future

According to the World Economic Forum, the 4th Industrial Revolution will usher in a set of technological changes that will render our current capability inadequate. In fact, the WEF’s list of skills has been substantially reordered and updated since it was last published in 2015.

Disruption is certainly at the heart of the shift. Different industries are affected at different rates and the impact will vary across the globe. For example, it has been noted that the financial services sector has yet to experience radical transformation, unlike media and entertainment.

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How to Avoid the Echo Chamber

The Echo Chamber is a term commonly applied to the social media environment where we are fed the content an algorithm thinks we want to see. There are also offline, real-world echo chambers. They might exist in your organisation. How will you recognise the signs?

An Echo Chamber is a closed system of communication where your existing opinions are played back to you. In an echo chamber, your beliefs are continuously reinforced. Here we can float in our personal comfort zone. We are satiated by consenting opinion and corroborating factoids.

Not hearing the voices of those that oppose you? You’re doing it wrong.

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Speaking Smugly – Five Commonly Misused Words

Misused or Reinvented? It's easy to take the high ground.  To snigger behind the back of someone who misuses a word when you know the correct meaning.   In fact, as you scroll down you will see a shot at a very easy target.  Superiority can be a nice place to hang...

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In Praise of Multipotentialites

A Multipotentialite is one who chooses to pursue and excel in more than more than one field.  Generally the term refers to individuals who are talented in disparate disciplines.  They don’t just operate in multiple areas, they stand out in at least two.

Multipotentialites might be polymaths, generalists, ubermensch, career scanners or renaissance people.  They might have portfolios careers.  Often, they have achieved mastery in seemingly incoherent disciplines.  A negative frame might label the multipotentialite as a dilettante, half-baked. a jack of all trades (master of none).

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Meeting Rage

It's 8.30 am.  You arrive at your desk appropriately caffeinated and ready to take on the day. You open your calendar... ..your shoulders droop.  The arc of the day is laid out before you like the predictable plot of a blockbuster chick flick.  What do you see? 9:00 -...

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Are You Reaching Your Potential

Have you ever wondered why some of the most talented kids in class didn’t go on to excel in that area later in life? Why some people who seem not to have a discernible talent end up becoming outrageously successful? Of course there are many reasons for this but an interesting area of research worth considering is Angela Duckworth’s work on passion and perseverance in her book ‘Grit’.

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6 Ways to Get People to Say “YES”

Influence Dr Robert Cialdini dedicated his professional life to understanding the psychology of influence. How do you get people to say "YES"? The six principles that Cialdini has identified come from the real world.  He went undercover with salespeople, politicians,...

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Mojologic Launches Executive Coaching Practice

Have you lost your leadership mojo? Get it back with the help of an executive coach.   We are pleased to announce the launch of our executive coaching practice. The doors are now open for a range of services including one to one coaching sessions with Andrew Petersen,...

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How to Win an Argument

Arguments are to be avoided, they are always vulgar and often convincing. -Oscar Wilde It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. -Joseph Joubert What is an argument? An argument is an adversarial exchange of...

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5 Techniques to Handle a Tough Crowd

Parliament is in session and I am both appalled and intrigued by the infantile behaviour of our elected representatives. Consider the challenge a speaker faces when trying to land a point whilst relentlessly assailed by verbal sucker punches from the cross benches. ...

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