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Universal values and personal motivation

Don't forget to try the UNIVERSAL VALUES GAME on this page The Theory What do we mean by values? Values are used to characterise cultural groups, societies, and individuals, to trace change over time, and to explain the motivational bases of attitudes and behaviour. When we think of our personal values, we think of what is important to us in life. Each of us holds many values with varying...

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My 2018 Reading list

This is my personal reading list for 2018. It reflects this year focus on building a new business as well as a comprehensive research into people and organisations. Many of the books this year contributed and shaped my thinking as I was creating the Adaptive Futures Framework. There are also some sidetrack books that I found intriguing on a personal level. I hope you enjoy it! #11 DIAGNOSING AND...

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Is it time to uncover your core values?

Background What is motivating one person to jump into a burning building to save someone else’s life? What is motivating an organisation to ignore the disruptor until it is too late? Or, what is motivating a country to open its borders to global influence? I was reflecting on these questions for a while, particularly in the context of growth and the challenges people face when trying to achieve...

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Discover your Ikigai Video

[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' av_uid='av-jlooig58' admin_preview_bg=''] By 2025 most jobs will be affected by the rapid technology changes. Some jobs will altogether disappear and will be replaced by technology like artificial intelligence. If you wonder what you can do to prepare yourself, the Japanese concept of...

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Why would you care about working for a purpose-inspired Organisation?

Researches are showing that purpose-inspired organisations tend to outperform their competitors. It also shows that most organisations’ leaders believe that purpose is important for the long-term success. So what is a purpose-inspired organisation and why would you care about working for one? An organisation purpose is “an aspirational reason for being, which inspires and provides a call to...

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The two abilities you should master

One of the most common questions asked when talking about the future of work is "what should we focus on now, to ensure we have the right skills for the future?" It is hard to answer what specific technical skills might be required since we can't really imagine some of these future jobs. However, we can start with a focus on are our core abilities.  These that can be applied to multiple work...

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