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Mar 23, 2021

As we enter a new year that is sure to be filled with further disruptions, Jeff Schwartz’s new book Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work is essential reading for those looking to embrace these fast-paced changes as an opportunity to accelerate forward and flourish.  The challenge, in a nutshell, is that you can’t navigate 21st century work and careers with 20th century maps and mental models. Albert Einstein once remarked, “You can’t use an old map to explore a new world” but a lot of leaders are trying to do just that. 

As Schwartz says, this new era of “accelerated change” does not have to feel as stressful and scary as it did this past year. But it’s essential that we reframe how we face the future. To do so, he maps out the skills and practices that require fresh perspectives as we prepare our workforces, workplaces and the definition of work itself for a very different tomorrow.

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