Contents: Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith. Preface. Introduction: Why Learn. 1. An Unexpected Learner. 2. The Future of Work: The New Workplace. 3. Who Will Win: Preparing for the Future. 4. I Am My Own Teacher. 5. The World Is Your Classroom: Self-learning Tools. 6. Together We Learn; Together We Grow. 7. Family Firm Scion: Learning in the Family Business. 8. Hierarchy or Wirearchy: Learning in Enterprises. 9. The Road Less Travelled: Learning in Entrepreneurship. 10. Future-ready. 11. Annexure: Personal SWOT Analysis.
We are now living in a world of constant change and disruption. We can either see the world as a hurdle to or a limitless resource to engage, stimulate, and cultivate our imagination. In a globally networked world, information is getting easier and easier to access. What you actually do with that information is the new challenge. Leaders do the thinking and others execute.
Organized training is not keeping pace with the demands of the workplace. On one hand, the shelf life of skills set is getting shorter and these may get obsolete fast. On the other hand, new careers are spawning which were not on the horizon a couple of years back. What is the way out for a leader, an executive or even a professional to remain relevant to workplace demands of the present as well as prepare for the future?
The answer to all these questions is The VUCA Learner: Future-proof Your Relevance. As the world grows more complex and uncertain, opportunities for people with critical thinking, innovation and imagination are on the rise. Organizations are only as good as the people they employ. To stay relevant and grow in this unforgiving business environment, one needs to develop a learning mindset, where continuous lifelong learning becomes a daily habit, to let go of the old and become agile, adaptable and resilient.
This book will showcase the various sources and methods for self-learning. Whether you are a fresher or a CEO, you must develop the learner’s mindset, scan the business environment for green shoots of opportunities, regularly conduct a skills gap analysis and use all the tools available to continuously reinvent yourself to be ready for new episodes in career. This book is a roadmap to making you future-ready