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I recently read an article in the Financial Post entitled “‘We have built our own nightmare’: Why many aren’t ready for the next industrial revolution.” The premise of the article is that the “fourth industrial revolution will proceed at a pace that is much quicker than the previous three and more casualties are expected.”
So, what does this mean for organizations and the people who work in them? Well, for starters it means that the elusive, but always talked about trait resilience will become even more important than it already is. Organizations will continue their pursuit to recruit leaders and talent who possess an aptitude for resilience in order to ensure their business survives – or more ideally thrives – during the complexity that the fourth industrial revolution promises. As for individuals, well they’ll need to develop resilience to increase their employability as well as their ability to cope in an environment filled with ambiguity.
But, the problem with resilience is that it’s kind of like the holy grail of the talent management world – everyone wants it, but we’re not all in agreement about what it is or where to find it. So I thought it might be helpful to revisit a podcast on improving resilience featuring Dr. Carlos Davidovich, a medical doctor turned executive coach who specializes in neuromanagement. The podcast is just under 28 minutes and touches on the following topics:
Uncertain times lie ahead — how are you preparing for the next industrial revolution?