Barry O’Reilly shares how the Cycle of Unlearning is a new way of thinking and a new way of leading organisations in every industry. It’s not difficult to learn more. What is difficult is to know what to unlearn, what to stop, and what to throw away. This is the paradox of success.
Working in corporation change is fraught with many challenges. One of these challenges is ostracisation and rejection of the change agent by the corporate immune system. It is useful to understand why this resistance can be expected. Many change makers struggle with this apparent rejection by their colleagues and with the inevitable frustration due to the glacial speed of progress. The reasons for such phenomena are as manifold as the obstacles one must overcome. However, for this Thursday Thought, let’s consider a core reason why change is so difficult: the fear of the unknown.
Today’s episode summarises some of the groundbreaking analysis of the business, economic, and technological trends of today to predict what the world will look like in 2030 – and how the Coronavirus pandemic will accelerate each of these major trends.
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This mind-opening episode summarises some of the groundbreaking analysis of the business, economic, and technological trends of today to predict what the world will look like in 2030 – and how the Coronavirus pandemic will accelerate each of these major trends.
Our guest is author of “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything”, Mauro Guillén
Some stats from the book:
Birthplace of the next industrial revolution: sub-Saharan Africa
The reason: 500 million acres of fertile yet undeveloped agricultural land
The size of Mexico: 500 million acres
Percentage of the world’s wealth owned by women in 2000: 15
Percentage of the world’s wealth owned by women in 2030: 55
If Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters: global financial crisis averted
Worldwide, the number of people who went hungry in 2017: 821 million
Worldwide, the number of people who will go hungry in 2030: 200 million
Worldwide, the number of people who were obese in 2017: 650 million
Worldwide, the number of people who will be obese in 2030: 1.1 billion
Percentage of Americans projected to be obese in 2030: 50
Percentage of the world’s land occupied by cities in 2030: 1.1
Percentage of the world’s population living in cities in 2030: 60
Percentage of worldwide carbon emissions produced by cities in 2030: 87
Percentage of world’s urban population exposed to rising sea levels in 2030: 80
The largest middle-class consumer market today: United States and Western Europe
The largest middle-class consumer market in 2030: China
By 2030, the number of people entering the middle class in emerging markets: 1 billion
The number of people currently in the middle class in the United States: 223 million
The number of people in the middle class in the United States in 2030: 209 million
More about Mauro:
One of the challenges that so many organisations and individuals face is that we have grown accustomed to a steady and stable environment. The relative stability of the post-war period, an anomalous period in world history, has somewhat contributed to our conditioning for stability. As a result, our mental and operational flexibility has atrophied. Progress and change only happen when we adapt, when we permanent reinvent, when we understand that chaos and order are bedfellows.
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The chemical reactions involved in striking a match provide a great metaphor for the plight of a corporate change maker.
This episode is about getting to grips with how to actually change your behaviour so you stay curious a little bit longer.
Author of The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever, Michael Bungay Stanier tells us how.
Swiss cheese Model for Ideas Aidan McCullen. Have you noticed a colleague who was once full of ideas, who has gone unusually quiet? Perhaps you may assume they are just disinterested? You may think they are having a bad day? Perhaps instead, they have fallen prey to a corporate lobotomy? Perhaps they are worn down? Perhaps they just couldn’t be bothered any more.
No matter your business or your position, you can apply his approach to create a workplace where everyone takes responsibility for their actions, people are healthier and happier – and everyone is a leader.