“What she really needs is some good old-fashioned, tough love!” This common phrase is banded around our workplaces time and time again. What does ‘tough love’ really mean & who is it tough for?
The implication of course, is that the person needs to hear some straight-shooting, constructive feedback, which might be hard for them to hear, but they will be all the better for it.
I know when one of my mentoring clients recently asked me this simple, yet profound question, I felt it straight in my heart.
In fact, it kinda hurt. When I asked myself “Who gets the best of me?” I’d love to say that without hesitation my response was “my beautiful family, who else?”. But if I am 100% honest with myself, I am not sure that’s the truth.
Before you get all PC on me - hold your horses. Introducing, Jane Cay, Founder and CEO of Birdsnest. One of Australias leading retailers.
I was fortunate to meet Jane at a recent event that I facilitated in Regional NSW (if you haven’t been to Dubbo Zoo, do yourself a favour and go visit, it’s amazing). I always say that now I’m my own boss, “I’m unemployable”. See, I kind have high expectations of the leader I would be prepared to follow. Then I met Jane.
LAST WEEK NILS VESK, PAUL CARSON AND I WERE THRILLED TO BRING ‘THE NEXT BIG THING’ EVENT TO SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE.
We showcased a sneak peek into what the future world we will be operating in might look like, trends in customer experience as well as the endless possibilities for the workplace of tomorrow. More importantly, the event aims to give strategies and tips to enable participants to future-proof their business and themselves to be ready for this next Revolution.
Fast forward to the future workplace, it is certain that: simple automation will replace many routine human jobs. So what does all this mean?
From an employee perspective, the competencies that got you here, won’t necessarily take you into the future. Whilst it is imperative that all employees develop their digital skills to keep up with the rapid speed of evolving technology, the human skills will be, just as, if not even more essential, in the future workplace.