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So far Simon Walker has created 12 blog entries.

Why curiosity is an essential leadership skill we should all nurture

By |October 25th, 2016|Future of Work, Leadership|

Surrounded by ever-increasing complexity and uncertainty, there is one attribute which everyone, particularly leaders, needs to foster if they are to thrive - or even [...]

Do you lead conscripts or volunteers?

By |August 3rd, 2015|Future of Work, Leadership|

In my last post, we looked at how technology and the ‘gig’ economy has created a shift for employees from needing-to-work for an organisation to [...]

Talent’s got options – moving from “need to work” to “want to work” thinking

By |July 29th, 2015|Future of Work, Leadership|

Throughout the 20th century (and indeed before then), organisations have been built on the assumption that their workers needed to work for them.  For the [...]

Gen Z Kids don’t use phones (to talk)

By |July 8th, 2015|Future of Work, Generational Diversity|

Kids get mobile phones earlier and earlier these days – I remember my daughter, when she was around 10,  being somewhat disappointed when clearly fishing [...]

The value of social media in the workplace: the power of weak links

By |July 6th, 2015|Future of Work, Leadership|

I was at dinner with a senior director in the property investments business recently. We were talking about what made his organisation ‘valuable’. Being in [...]

Gen Z “Swipe-before-you-can-write generation”- what are the implications?

By |July 1st, 2015|Future of Work, Generational Diversity|

I recently watched a toddler in a TV shop try to the swipe the on-screen graphics on the rolling news being played.   He got really [...]

Our preference (or bias) on display – a leadership lesson from the newsstand

By |June 29th, 2015|Future of Work, Generational Diversity, Leadership|

Have you ever thought about the irony of rows of ‘How-to-use your-iPad’ type magazines that grace every newsstand? How come there is a market for [...]

The network is King – what this means for HR

By |June 22nd, 2015|Future of Work, HR, Leadership|

For years, smart companies tried to treat the customer as king. Smarter ones, including many in Richard Branson’s Virgin group, realised that to do this, [...]

The way Gen Y and Z approach simple projects in a connected world

By |June 18th, 2015|Future of Work, Generational Diversity, Leadership|

How do you plan a trip to the movies with a friend?  As someone in my 40s, I’d probably call my friend, with the conversation going [...]

10 things senior team members should keep in mind

By |May 6th, 2015|Senior Teams|

Senior teams, whether they be operating boards, executive committees or senior management teams, need to work at how they work together to produce the outcome [...]