45 episodes

Glimpse into the future with thought provoking insights from global thought leaders. Imagine yourself in 2042 with the work world transformed around you. Get ready for this future now!

You in 2042 ... The Future of Work Danielle Wallace

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

Glimpse into the future with thought provoking insights from global thought leaders. Imagine yourself in 2042 with the work world transformed around you. Get ready for this future now!

    Modern Future Skills of Conflict Mastery

    Modern Future Skills of Conflict Mastery

    Karen Valencic, a leader in team development with a unique emphasis on conflict mastery influenced by Aikido, discusses the increasing importance of understanding and mastering workplace conflict for innovation and employee retention.

    Valencic critiques the traditional approach of managing conflict, arguing instead for leaders to foster an environment where healthy conflict is encouraged and skillfully navigated to tap into the creative and innovative potential of their teams. She highlights how approaching conflict with a mindset of curiosity and a goal-oriented perspective can turn it into a catalyst for collaboration and progress.

    Valencic's unique approach offers a fresh perspective on conflict resolution, emphasizing the development of conflict mastery skills among leaders as essential for the future of work.

    She can be found on her website, and Linkedin.

    • 8 min
    Forecasting the Future: Work in the Age of Advanced Technology

    Forecasting the Future: Work in the Age of Advanced Technology

    In this must-listen episode, technology futurist Stephen Ibaraki explores how converging technological advances are reshaping the workplace. Ibaraki, a respected venture capitalist and educator, is renowned for his leadership in AI and significant contributions to the IT industry. He discusses the transformative changes in the world of work, fueled by emerging technologies. Ibaraki discusses how the double exponential convergence of digital, biological, and physical realms.

    He highlights significant developments in supercomputing, quantum computing, semiconductor technology, biomedical innovations, and AI and machine learning, including large language models and their implications for the future of work. Ibaraki emphasizes the dramatic shifts expected in governments, businesses, society, education, and more due to these technological convergences.

    The discussion also covers the importance of adopting a mindset of continuous learning, questioning, observing, experimenting, associating, and networking to remain relevant and prepared for the rapidly transforming job landscape.

    Moreover, Ibaraki predicts the profound changes in job definitions, creativity, and societal roles, stressing the importance of resilience and adaptability in navigating the future of work.

    00:00 Welcome to the Future of Work: An Introduction

    00:08 Stephen Ibaraki's Global Impact and Insights

    01:07 Exploring the Future of Work and Technological Convergence

    02:20 The Exponential Growth of Computing and Its Implications

    03:49 Semiconductor Revolution and Biomedical Innovations

    06:56 The Dawn of AI and Machine Learning Breakthroughs

    13:58 The Evolution of Work in an AI-Driven World

    17:28 Preparing for the Future: Skills and Mindsets

    24:29 Reflecting on Past Predictions and the Path Forward

    26:27 Closing Thoughts: Resilience in Rapid Change

    • 26 min
    From Isolation to Connection

    From Isolation to Connection

    Nick Johnson, managing director of EGN and executive coach, authentically shares his journey from leadership roles across the globe to addressing executive loneliness. Nick discusses the evolving landscape of work and the
    rising pressures on leaders. He opens up about his personal experience with loneliness at the top, the competitive nature of the corporate world, and the masking of personal struggles. Nick introduces concepts from his book 'Executive Loneliness', including the five steps to overcoming executive loneliness and rebuilding relationships, which have proven to not only improve personal well-being but potentially save lives. The episode concludes with practical advice for listeners on how to cultivate meaningful professional and personal relationships to combat loneliness.

    Nick can be reached on Linked In and at

    00:00 Future of Work: A 2042 Perspective on Leaders

    00:45 The Evolving Role of Leaders in a Changing World

    02:15 Executive Loneliness: The Hidden Struggle at the Top

    04:20 Unmasking the Facade: The Reality of Executive Life

    07:39 The Power of Vulnerability: Sharing Personal Struggles

    10:00 A Path to Recovery: Steps to Overcome Executive

    17:23 Finding Purpose and Leaving a Legacy

    19:13 Spreading Awareness and Encouragement

    • 20 min
    Persuading Tomorrow: L&D's New Era

    Persuading Tomorrow: L&D's New Era

    Jeff Weaver, Director of Training, discusses the rise of disposable content, emphasizing the growing importance of bespoke, high-quality learning materials. He highlights the increasing role of persuasion in L&D, moving beyond knowledge transfer to motivating behavior change. He advocates for L&D professionals to become learning influencers within their organizations, staying abreast of trends while meeting the evolving needs of their workforce.

    Trends in Automation: Jeff highlights the inevitable rise of automation, which will shift focus from content creation to problem identification and measuring the success of training programs.

    Content Evolution: A prediction is made about a divide between disposable AI-created content and bespoke, high-quality learning materials, emphasizing the increasing value of thoughtfully crafted resources.

    Changing Learning Dynamics: Jeff foresees shorter attention spans influencing the need for bite-sized, persuasive content over traditional knowledge transfer methods.

    The Role of Persuasion: The conversation delves into persuasion as a central element in L&D, transitioning from mere knowledge transfer to motivating behavior change.

    Skill Development Over Knowledge Transfer: The emphasis shifts towards developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as information becomes readily accessible via technology.

    Influencer Culture in L&D: Jeff encourages L&D professionals to become influencers within their organizations, sharing their passion for learning and setting examples for others to follow.

    Adapting to Cultural Shifts: He stresses the importance of staying informed about trends while being responsive to organizational needs.


    This episode offers perspectives on the evolving landscape of learning and development. Jeff concludes with advice on preparing for future opportunities in L&D and being proactive in adapting to changes, persuading the organization, and leading beyond knowledge transfer.

    • 19 min
    Not Using AI is Bad For Business

    Not Using AI is Bad For Business

    With 90 patents, 2 books, and pivotal roles at Google and Qualcomm, Ajay Malik, CEO of Secomind, passionately suggests that AI is a tool to be embraced in businesses and not perceived as a threat. He corrects misconceptions about AI replacing jobs, indicating that it's about augmenting human capacities and improving efficiency. Malik provides examples of AI application in supply chain management and manufacturing, underscoring its predictive capabilities. He also emphasizes the importance of an open attitude and problem-solving skills over technical abilities in this AI-enabled future. The podcast concludes with an invitation to individuals seeking to better understand and incorporate AI in their lives.

    00:07 Introduction

    01:18 The Impact of AI on Business Landscape

    02:48 Common Misconceptions about AI

    03:24 AI and Job Security

    04:47 The Role of Humans in AI

    07:14 AI in Supply Chain and Manufacturing

    10:01 AI as a Tool for Augmentation

    10:38 AI in Human Resources and Talent Development

    12:50 Leadership and AI Adoption

    14:10 AI for Everyone

    14:43 Conclusion

    • 15 min
    The Future is Now

    The Future is Now

    Gina Jeneroux, a Chief Skills & Innovation Officer (ORG AI) who now focuses on preparing people for the future of the work, shares her insights on the five key trends that are driving the future workplace, and how to use these trends to prepare.

    These trends include the acceleration of technology, personalization, demographics, a more social human work experience, and the economic changes as a result of these shifts. She touches on the importance of continuous learning, upskilling, re-skilling, and 'pre-skilling' for anticipation of future skills. Gina emphasizes the combination of digital and human skills, and recommends ways to stand out in the future professional landscape. Her insights can be found in her popular Future is Now newsletter.

    00:14 Introduction and Guest Background

    01:37 Five Big Trends Shaping the Future of Work

    02:51 The Impact of Technological Acceleration on Work

    05:58 The Changing Landscape of Work and Skills

    10:45 The Role of Skills in the Future of Work

    11:37 The Importance of Continuous Learning and Pre-Skilling

    17:49 The Future of Jobs and the Role of Skills

    23:15 The Three Buckets of Skills for the Future

    25:37 Conclusion: Telling Your Unique Story

    • 27 min

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