Weekend Leadership Reading: 7/3/20

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about revolutions and not one of them involves taking to the streets.

From Will Grahame-Clarke: Staying on top of the workplace revolution

“The future of work feels closer than ever before. Technology, longer lives and individual expectations are tearing at the seams of conventional office life. The revolution is happening before our eyes.”

From the London School of Economics: Digital technologies are revolutionising leadership

“Twelve principles for digital leaders to influence people and find new competitive forms – by Garrick Jones and Paul Ashcroft.”

From Greg Satell: The Digital Revolution Is Ending. Here’s What You Need To Do Now

“Ironically, amid all this transformation the digital revolution itself is ending. Over the next decade, new computing architectures will move to the fore and advancements in areas like synthetic biology and materials science will reshape entire fields, such as healthcare, energy and manufacturing. Simply waiting to adapt won’t be enough. The time to prepare is now.”

From the London Business School: Why the ecosystems revolution is happening now

“Julian Birkinshaw explores why businesses built on networks and marketplaces are rewriting the strategic playbook today.”

From James Manyika and Lareina Yee: The Questions Companies Should Ask Themselves to Prepare for a New Era of Business

“Eras never align neatly with the calendar. The forces behind the first industrial revolution started well before 1800 but didn’t really get rolling until Victoria became queen in 1837. Today, a new era of 21st century companies has arrived. While it’s too soon to declare precisely how this emerging wave of companies will be organized and run, what’s clear is the context that will shape them.”

From McKinsey & Company: The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

“A confluence of advances in biological science and accelerating development of computing, automation, and artificial intelligence is fueling a new wave of innovation. This Bio Revolution could have significant impact on economies and our lives, from health and agriculture to consumer goods, and energy and materials.”

From Judy Sims: It’s Time to Let Go of What’s Ending

“Everything ends. It just does. So let go. Failure to let go of what’s ending is one of the most common reasons that people get stuck. When we look to the past, we turn our backs on our future, on potential and on possibilities. And in these times of complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity, heaven knows we all need to focus on possibilities”

Every Monday, I do a blog post about business reading and business books. Follow this link to my review of How the Mighty Fall.

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