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What are the Challenges of a Portfolio Career?

We had an amazing Future Proof Masterclass last week with Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author of “The Portfolio Life”, Christina Wallace.  

The concept of a "portfolio life" involves building a multidimensional life and career that is more than just...

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What I learned about life from Henry Kissinger

My very first job was working for Dr. Henry Kissinger, a well-known statesman and diplomat who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Nixon. The Economist recently did an extensive interview with him as he turns 100 years old. For you, dear readers, I can do no less than...

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How to "Belong" with a Portfolio Career

What does Future Proofing have to do with Belonging?

I’ve been banging on about belonging all month in our blog. What the heck do these Future Proof Masterclasses have to do with Belonging?

Well, allow me to digress to our origins. 

The REASON I started the Future Proof course was to...

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Unleashing the Power of People Sustainability

belonging future of work May 15, 2023

As we move ever further into the future, the world around us is accelerating at a pace few could have predicted. Amongst these shifts, one thing remains constant: the people. Our human capital is the most sustainable competitive advantage we have. It's the lynchpin in our rapidly spinning...

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To Belong You Need Conflict

How has corporate culture shifted to dampen conflict and simultaneously piss people off by failing to address conflicts? What are the implications?

I’ve been thinking about the question above, which came out of last month’s story about how to create belonging for ourselves. ...

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Striving for Fairness in Today's Changing Work Environment

This Monday is International Day of Workers where I am in Havana.

There is a big parade and a celebration with banners that read, “Cuba lives and works!”. 

It reminds me of Freud’s assertion that Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” 

This...

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Transitions

belonging personal brand Apr 17, 2023

People ask me what the “AHAs” are from the work I do with people navigating change. 

The biggest one is the realization that a deep, personal fear is lurking in the background for all of us.

It is not just the fear that you may lose your job because of the disruptions...

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3 Resources to Help You Be Unflinchingly Yourself

“I want to be able to unflinchingly introduce myself and what I do.”

Unflinching. 

Whoa. That word has stuck with me ever since that conversation.

I picture a superhero, cape flapping behind in the wind, loudly proclaiming “I am here to serve you!” 

Except in...

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What's the Worst Career Advice You Ever Had?

career Apr 03, 2023

“Don’t be trapped in someone else’s dream.” ~KimTaehyung, BTS

Much of my time last month was spent in noisy freudenfreude - a new term I learned that means celebrating the successes of others. 

A recent panel was a wonderful example of three very diverse characters...

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Building a Strategic Network: Diversity = Value

Building networks of trust is one of the key pillars of Future Proof. I’m particularly interested in how it is changing as the pandemic shifted things to virtual or distributed work and as blockchain reformulates the way we organize work (I wrote an article on DAOs here if...

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