Two years old and having just celebrated Experiential Insight’s birthday, it’s clear to me now that its inception was shaped by crucial chapters in my life. Suddenly all the experiences and passions in my life came together into what I would call my life’s calling. As Steve Jobs said, “You can only connect the dots looking backwards.”
I live in the glamor of the most desirable capital in the world for all thing’s unicorn, tech, and exit-related -- San Francisco. Sometimes people ask me if there’s pressure to start a business in this environment, and I certainly can’t speak for anyone else, but from my standpoint, absolutely not. I mean there is intrigue, there’s fantasy, and then there’s actually doing it. The leap from desire to action is a big one that can only be sustained with something so much more than just pressure. My drive to build Experiential Insight didn’t come from any pressure -- it came from my Why.
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The influence and impact of a leader is fast accelerating into a new stratosphere of success. No longer will an individual rise to the top simply because he or she is a brilliant technician with a few good Success Skills at bay. Instead success will be recognized at the top because he or she demonstrates Hyper Intelligent Leadership. This is the Future of Leadership that will shape our future of work.
In order to truly answer the question of what’s wrong with our education system, we need to start asking the question of what determines success in one persons personal life and professional career over another’s? Are there certain types of behaviors and mental models that equate to success? How and where does one develop these mental models and behaviors?
The world around us keeps evolving at the speed of light, and it’s becoming harder to predict what the future of life and work will mean for each of us in five years time… or even in just two short years.
Artificial intelligence (AI) still seems like it’s decades away from coming into real contact with our every day lives. The term alone sounds complex, unfriendly, and cold. But the truth is, AI is already here, and has been for a few years now.
As children our imaginations are so vast. We see ourselves becoming astronauts, pilots, and firefighters, and we have all sorts of wild dreams about our futures. We are un-inhibited and contained by nothing and no one. Our imaginations are not forced. They’re free, liberating, and dreamy… the feelings every adult wishes they could hold on to throughout his/her life.
Last week I went to a University of Auckland Alumni event, and had the pleasure of meeting the CEO and Founder of Renaissance Leadership, Ben Andersen. We got talking about executive coaching and personal growth and Ben said something that resonated so strongly with me: “you can’t hack personal growth”.