– Patricia Shaw, Fellow, Schumacher College
I recently discovered this short talk on YouTube by Patricia Shaw on leadership, from which I took the opening quote for this newsletter.
In 2010, I started convening new conversations that weren’t happening otherwise with pioneering global leaders, challenging them with intriguing and surprising new questions.
Consequences that ripple out beyond what you will ever know has certainly been my experience over the past ten years by hosting these new conversations through my work at first 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success and now Exploring Forward Thinking Workplaces.
To date, over 100 pioneering business and thought leaders have enthusiastically embraced the questions and mission. They have freely shared their best insights and greater wisdom.
The Future of the Workplace contains a collection of 30 out of 75 of those conversations from the Exploring Forward Thinking Workplaces interviews. Every conversation deserved to be in this book. Unfortunately, it wasn’t possible to include them all because people wouldn’t read a book with so many pages.
This book will help guide and inspire anyone who feels and believes that we can and must create workplaces where every voice matters, everyone thrives and finds meaning, and change and innovation happen naturally.
Furthermore, after reading this book, you’ll realize that there’s enormous power and wisdom in convening new conversations where we ask each other new questions and welcome all points of view.
A Vital Conversation
The book’s Introduction addresses why I believe it’s vital for us to have this new conversation now.
Not only with leaders but with everyone in the workplace. John Bell, CEO (Retired) at Jacobs Suchard, had this to say:
“Your questions are more important than our answers? Why? Because every leader ought to be asking him/herself those questions and implementing the forward thinking insights that will create meaningful purpose and superior performance.”
If you haven’t read the book, the Introduction is now posted online at the new The Future of the Workplace book site.
The Future of the Workplace will help you discover new pathways to rise above today’s unprecedented challenges.
I always look forward to hearing what you find most intriguing? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To your forward thinking life & success!
Monday Morning Radio
I was recently interviewed about my book and work by award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart for his Monday Morning Radio show. Dean had me sitting at the edge of my chair, keeping up with his inquisitive questions. I hope you will take the time to listen in and let me know what you think. Listen to the interview.