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By 2020 70% of future leaders are likely to reject what traditional businesses have to offer and will work independently through digital means. Organizations that are focused on developing transformational leaders will survive and grow. Gen Y's surveyed by Deloitte are seeking organizations that have transformative...

What does it mean to be an authentic leader? How do we know when we are being one? What is the impact on our people and the business overall? A November 2014 survey by Interaction Associates revealed that of those surveyed over half gave their leaders low marks on trust and effective leadership. Why? Well it turns out that talking about being an authentic leader and actually modelling or behaving as an authentic leader are two completely different things.
If there is one skill that is needed for leaders today as we head to 2020 it is the ability to come up with real time creative solutions. I am talking about in the moment solutions that come from a place  of, 'how can we make this work?' rather than habitual habits of the brain to put up barriers or excuses to progress. In my keynote I delivered today, "Lead with 2020 Vision - Build the Future Workplace Today" I shared this concept as a key success tool for all of us moving forward. A few questions for you to test your creative mind:
evolution       How are you? Did you make 2014 the best year ever for yourself? Are you feeling more evolved, more effective and more committed to your work    than ever before? Have you carved out time for YOU and did you balance work with play? I ask you all of these questions because you may or may not have noticed I have not been in touch with you for a few months. I’ll be honest, I did what all marketers say you should never do, I TOOK A BREAK from social media and newsletter messages for a few months. When I say I took a break I consciously chose to focus my time and energy on some exciting special projects and I wanted to communicate with you when I had more information. So I am BAAAACK and Soooooo excited to share with you what I/we have been up to:
consciousbusiness The concept of conscious business has been around for a while. Many believe that Anita Roddick pioneered the conscious business movement with her company, The Body Shop in 1976. This company has been an environmental leader, and worked to support various activist causes including putting an end to animal testing, and defending human rights. An overwhelming amount of conscious businesses can be found in the health food industry as well as the LOHAS (lifestyles of health and sustainability) market. However, today conscious businesses can be found emerging in almost all aspects of the business world.