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It’s time to change your mind on things – literally

They called it “literally impossible” – an unachievable ambition for any human to outrun the 4-minute mile. If there was any hope in even attempting such a feat, conditions would have to be absolutely perfect: the track hard and dry, the temperature exactly 20 degrees Celsius; a windless day with tens of thousands of spectators to cheer you over the line. But it’s impossible, don’t forget, so why would you even try?

War for talent: Cease fire!

In 1997, McKinsey declared a War for Talent. Since then the world hasn’t let us forget it. In an economy where capital is abundant, competition is globally fierce, and iteration moves at the pace of lightning, they argue, “all that matters is talent. Talent wins.” As the job pool increasingly shallows in the digital economy, the battle for smart, technologically savvy, intuitive and operationally agile people with strong people leadership skills will only get bloodier. Add to this reality a widening skills gap in today’s workforce, and the effort to lock down the industry’s ‘best and brightest’ is even more intense. To survive disruption and thrive within the volatile and ever-changing world of business and workforce, McKinsey made it abundantly clear: to get what you want, you’ll have to engage in full frontal attack.

Leaders go last in today’s world

Leaders are leaders, not because they declare it, but because they live it. They never wear it as a badge, but bear it daily as a great responsibility.

How to train your dragon

To stay atop, organisations need to find the creative dragons and allow them to have voice at the table. Who knows who can come up with a killer idea.

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