Sunday, October 04, 2020

How Creativity Changes As We Get Older

 "Songs do not change the world," declares Jasper. "People do. People pass laws, riot, hear God and act accordingly. People invent, kill, make babies, start wars."


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A new mindset for public sector leadership

Public sector leadership is not easy, and never has been. But recognizing how the world is changing and getting on the front foot with the right leadership development can go a long way to help leaders make the most of their abilities and get ready for the future.

Deloitte’s assessment of the next decade suggests that public sector leaders will need to adapt their mindset to meet the challenges ahead. They conclude that leaders at all levels in the public sector can take the following five actions now to shift focus towards the future.

1. Stay on top of new technologies and their possibilities – Take responsibility for understanding what technology can do in pursuit of your policy objectives, and incorporate it into your vision.

2. Embody a great place to work – This means nurturing a culture that embraces different ways of working, a sense of purpose that people can rally behind, and a commitment to providing an environment that welcomes all.

3. Invest energy in your own support – Leaders should maintain relationships with people who will be honest and tell them if they need to take more care of their wellbeing. Such networks rarely form organically, so leaders must invest time and energy to build them.

4. Develop your influence and delivery network – As the public sector becomes more collaborative, the best leaders will be able to exert influence beyond the boundaries of their own hierarchy. The more effective leaders will be highly networked.

5. Re-think your visibility – As government workforces increasingly work flexibly, remotely, and across organizational borders, leaders will need to maintain their visibility by re-thinking the ways in which employees experience their presence. 

David Attenborough Break Instagram Record In First To 1 Million Followers

Attenborough stated the reason he decided to join Instagram simply: “The world is in trouble. Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, fish are disappearing from our oceans. The list goes on and on,” he said. “But we know what to do about it, and that’s why I’m tackling this new way of communication.” – NPR

How Creativity Changes As We Get Older

We tend not to associate aging with creative bursts. Historically, critics saw advancements by elderly artists as peculiar. According to twentieth-century art historian Kenneth Clark, the work of older artists conveyed a feeling of “transcendental pessimism,” best illustrated in the weary lined eyes and pouched cheeks of Rembrandt’s late self-portraits. – The Walrus

Are We At An Inflection Point In World History?

Leading philosophers and researchers are debating whether the events that occur in our century could shape the fate of our species over the next thousands if not millions of years. The “hinge of history” hypothesis proposes that we are, right now, at a turning point. Is this really plausible? – BBC

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