It’s crucial for all industries and fields to reach out to the 50-plus demographic; some of the most savvy are doing so. Higher education is no exception. Both Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter at Harvard and a spanking-new initiative at Stanford University are trawling for a new kind of student seeking to reinvent the next stage […]
Darling, you got to let me know, Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine, I’ll be here till the end of time. So you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? ~The Clash “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” As the […]
Midlife crisis. It is a term bandied about, which can conjure images of sports car purchases, new gym memberships, flirtations/affairs/divorces, botox and bikinis. Midlife is, for many, a time of transition, including whether or how to retire. It can be a time of more questions than answers, a time in which you feel less steady […]
There was a time when the older you were, the more respect you garnered. But this was also a time of disrespect to youth, when children (and women) were supposed to be seen and not heard. Then in the 60s, the boomers turned this notion on its head, and the mantra flipped to not trusting […]
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. —Sandra Carey I’d like to continue the conversation about the attributes of a visionary by focusing on one that is probably the most obvious yet the most elusive to define: wisdom. We usually know it when […]
In Monday’s post, I answered one of the most common questions people ask of me: What is a futurist? I also touched on what the phrase Everyday Futurist means. I mentioned that I combine futuring and coaching in all my work, one-on-one, with groups, and in my writing. Which brings me to the second most common question I (and most coaches) get asked: What kind of coach?
One of the most common questions I get asked is, what is a futurist? (And the corollary, of course—what is an Everyday Futurist specifically?) Some people hear the word and think of psychics and crystal balls, but a professional futurist is not a psychic. Futuring involves a set of strategic, scientific, and intuitive skills that anyone can learn to forecast the future, spotting trends and critical shifts in your own life as well as in the world.
In Seth Godin’s blog post, he makes an excellent point about why we sometimes don’t get very far in our endeavors, even when we are taking action every day. Often out of fear, our actions are either too small, too easy, to get us anywhere, or, out of our impatience, they are too big and […]
Around Thanksgiving, many people focus on gratitude. On the holiday itself, as we sit around the table with family and friends, we take that time to be conscious of everything we have to be grateful for. One of my favorite rituals, before dinner is served, is to take turns sharing what mattered most to each […]
In this manifesto, I beseech you to belly up to the realization that we can no longer afford to rest on our laurels. The world is shifting to a different playing field, one New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says is “flattened by instant connectivity.” If we don’t wake up in time to retool for […]