In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Mike Pino, a futurologist, about the future of work and the challenges that new managers face in today’s business environment. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation:
– We talked about how technology is changing the job market and what that means for the future of work.
– Mike stressed the importance of insight and wisdom in the knowledge age, and how these qualities can help leaders navigate uncertainty and change.
– We also discussed the challenges of communication in a hybrid work environment, and how leaders can adapt to ensure their teams stay connected and engaged.
– Throughout our conversation, we emphasized the importance of effective communication, social sensitivity, and continuous learning in leadership.
– Mike shared some great insights on how testing and learning can help leaders deal with uncertainty and volatility, and how this skill can increase social sensitivity and improve communication.
Overall, it was a fantastic conversation, and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it!
Find Mike here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepino/
[00:01:08] The Future of Work | Discussion on the impact of technology on jobs and the future of work.
[00:03:50] Insight and Wisdom in the Knowledge Age | Importance of insight and wisdom in the knowledge age, and the value of applied knowledge towards wisdom.
[00:08:24] Challenges for New Managers | The challenges faced by new managers in the current business environment.
[00:08:37] New Manager Challenges | Mike discusses the challenges faced by new managers in the current business environment, including economic uncertainty, remote work policies, and managing equitably.
[00:13:29] Digital Mindset for Managers | Mike introduces the concept of a digital mindset for managers, including the importance of presence, immediacy, and trust. He also discusses the use of strategic ambiguity in communication.
[00:16:38] Building Connection through Communication | Mike provides an example of how to use communication to build connection and trust, emphasizing the importance of tone and context in remote work environments. Paul points out a flaw in the concept.
[00:17:29] New Manager Challenges | The challenges faced by new managers in the current business environment, including unintentional ambiguity and the importance of clear communication.
[00:17:38] Communication Skills for Future Leaders | The importance of being able to articulate oneself succinctly, clearly, and in a way that is actionable, and how this skill will separate different kinds of leaders over time.
[00:20:56] Leadership in the Knowledge Age | The changing nature of leadership in the knowledge age, including the need to ask tougher questions, work through complexity, and learn faster, as well as the importance of understanding one’s place in building the customer experience and delivering on the impact for the business.
[00:26:01] Asking Tough Questions | The speakers discuss the importance of asking tough questions and how to frame them properly to get the desired answer.
[00:28:23] Social Sensitivity in Leadership | The speakers talk about the importance of social sensitivity in leadership, including understanding power dynamics and creating moments for team performance.
[00:30:50] Recommended Books | Mike shares four books he is currently reading, including “Mix Signals” and “Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder.” Paul also shares some of his favorite books, including “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and “Think and Grow Rich.”
[00:33:35] Abductive Reasoning | Mike Pino discusses the importance of abductive reasoning in the knowledge age, and how it is becoming more critical for us to experiment and learn fast to act on something.
[00:35:52] Applied Knowledge and Wisdom | Paul and Mike Pino talk about how applied knowledge eventually becomes wisdom, and how wisdom is not just pure logic, but a very human and learned thing.
[00:36:58] Finding Mike Pino | Paul asks Mike Pino how people can find him and how he can help them, and Mike Pino shares his LinkedIn and Twitter handles, as well as his fascination with amphibians.No tags for this post.