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Nothing - it is very quiet, and not very fun. For many years, we have heard the saying that an organi
 

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October 17 · Issue #21 · View online
Feeding the Passion for Transformation: Be it Talent, Culture, Work or HR

Nothing - it is very quiet, and not very fun.
For many years, we have heard the saying that an organization is only as good as its people and a company is only as strong as its most engaged employees.  
I believe this to be true – at the same time, we all know the figures around disengagement and the fight around not having enough of the “right” skills and capabilities in this new world of work.
Therefore, in all industries across the spectrum, we are finding a new-found willingness to experiment with what might work better to fit the real needs of our organizations.
To this end, I am honoured to be the official Chairwoman for the Global Learning and Development summit taking place this week in Amsterdam.
On the docket are the key themes innovation, engagement, culture, diversity and the future of work.  Themes, which challenge us as leaders to ask: 
How are we empowering people to rapidly gain skills and capabilities in a fast-changing world?
How do we ensure that our people thrive during change? 
How do we ensure the most positive impact of our efforts?
How are we attending to our own personal and professional growth?
Digging into my archives to prepare my summit workshop Facing Our Paradigms: Talent, Learning and the Future of Work, I found myself thinking of the motto from Green Tortoise “arrive inspired, not dog-tired”. The thought drew me back to the topics of purpose, innovation and talent expectations of the modern workforce.
So here is a bit of inspiration for your journey.

How to we best prepare for future capability?
Innovation is the new Competitive Advantage
Built for Innovation
These Three Phrases Are Killing Innovation At Your Workplace
Finding Meaning in Good Work
How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation? | McKinsey
Purpose at Work: 2016 Global Study Report
How to Help Your Team Find Their Higher Purpose
Talent and Upskilling Imperatives
Talent Management and the Modern Workforce Perspectives EMEA
Question: What do you think ought to be on the Learning agenda?
If you have any additional thoughts or want to shoot the breeze on the future of work, cool practices etc., I am looking forward to continuing the discussion!
All my best wishes from the wonderful city of Amsterdam!
Liz
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Elizabeth Lembke, Transforming Talent Consulting: www.transformingtalent.co and www.transformingtalent.de