Empowering Future Leaders

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Good enough is never good enough, right?

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Good enough is never good enough, right? Have you ever drawn, rehearsed, practiced, written something 1,000 times, starting over again and again, wanting something so much that everything you do becomes “never good enough?” Never good enough is a philosophy that pushes us toward choosing the riskier more original idea, right? It also encourages us to never stop learning. […]

Que Sera Sera – Whatever will be, will be

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“When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother what will I be? Will I be handsome? Will I be rich? Here’s what she said to me? Que Sera Sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future’s not ours to see, Que Sera Sera.” ~ Jay Livingston and Ray Evans When I was […]

The future of spatial science: A techie map of the universe

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The Future of Spatial Science was something I always thought others would be telling me. I remember sitting in the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) conference about 8 years ago, learning about how spatial was impacting the world. I saw some of the first versions of augmented reality on the big screen. As we were “walked” through an outdoors environment, the room […]

Being ever mindful, present and sharp for a Happily Ever After

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Have you ever been asked, “How do you keep on top of things?” How do we all manage the different tasks and feelings we experience on a daily basis? How do we keep them in check and stop them from spilling over? My short answer is that when you know yourself at your best and your worst, you know what to watch for and how to keep yourself in […]

Distance, place and time in a connected world

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In the movie Toy Story, when Buzz Lightyear joins the team, the whole world of the toys is thrown into turmoil and change. They must find a new balance and way of working, even though their world is ultimately expanded and changed for the better. In this blog, I want to look at some of the remote teams I have worked […]

10 commonplace things you never would have said 10 years ago

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In this digital revolution, the world is changing rapidly. Without us even noticing it, our ways of working have changed, and new words have become part of our vocabulary. Some of my favorites are below. When reading, ask yourself: “Would I have said this 10 years ago?” “Forgot my tablet.” The first iPad was released in 2010, and the first Microsoft […]

Information overload in a virtually augmented world

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#BrainOverload #InformationOverload #DigitalDisruption #DigitalMind #DigitalRehab Are these hashtags good or bad? It depends on which storyline you choose. At CSC TechCom earlier this year, I tweeted a few times about #InformationOverload. Why? Because I was learning new things from 6 a.m. until midnight whilst dealing with jetlag, homesickness and manflu (Yes, women get manflu too). All […]

Brain change in a world of digital disruption

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About a month ago I finished an amazing book called “Switched On” by John Elder Robison. It tells the true story of how he underwent a “brain change” and emotional awakening, using an emerging science called brain stimulation. To me the book highlights the changes occurring in our world and how we need an even greater awareness of human emotions as […]

Blockchain: Trusting the Genie in the Lamp

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With every new day comes a whole new world, with new and wondrous riches such as the complex and mind-blowing technology of blockchain. It seems everyone, from well-known companies to startups, national governments to international agencies, is jumping into blockchain and investigating ways to put it to use. The possibilities for transformation in industries as diverse as energy […]

The unsung heroes of the digital workplace

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Over the years, I have interacted many times with Human Resources, People and Culture or whatever the new “in” term is for the extremely talented people who manage the work lives of employees and leaders every day. I’m talking about the ones who liaise and negotiate between managers and workers with grace and poise, able to understand the complexities […]