According to author Andrea Clarke, founder of CareerCEO and creator of its Future of Work Program, we all need a new kind of job security. Around the world, the nature of work and business is on the move. Digital disruption, globalisation and the casualisation of the workforce is drastically re-shaping the way we live and how we do business.
Leading management consulting firms all agree that we can expect significant job disruption across all industries. But, they also agree that human skills will always be in demand. In fact, they won’t be just in demand, it’s widely acknowledged that it’s the ‘human’ skills that will enable us to not just survive the pending disruption but thrive in the age of accelerations.
In her fascinating new book, which starts with the author’s memories of flying into wartime Bagdad, you will learn how to acquire the following stills to become future fit in the workplace:
- Personal brand
- Lifelong learning
The only job security we have is that which we create by exploring each of these human skills which will help us all lean towards change and become an asset to ourselves and the company we work for, instead of a liability.
About the Author
Andrea Clarke’s career spans being a TV news reporter covering major news events for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel, the Seven Network and Reuters, including the US Presidential Election, the Virginia Tech campus shooting and Hurricane Katrina. She then became a media officer for an international aid organisation, where her role was to support programs to rebuild Iraq, Afghanistan and Georgia by gathering stories from the frontline.
In 2009, Andrea was hired to serve as Senior Communication Director for the Save Darfur Coalition - the largest grassroots advocacy movement in the world. She now heads up Career CEO, equipping professionals with the critical human skills required to thrive in the future of work. Andrea is a regular commentator for the Sydney Morning Herald
and Sky Business News
"A roadmap for the confusion of the eternal 'future of work' question, through thrilling and brilliant storytelling. Funny, overwhelmingly honest and relatable." Alicia Stephenson, Director, Generational Dynamics, Incorp
"The present and the future belongs to the skilled, to the agile and to the resilient... this is what Future Fit is all about." Bernard Salt AM
"An incredible read for CEOs and leaders who know that closing the human skills gap will spark the innovation needed to stay competitive and pursue new market opportunities." Jacinta Jones, Chief Customer Officer, RollitSuper
"Many parents ask me what they can do to help guide their children to future opportunities. From now on I'm going to tell them to read Future Fit." Dr Catherine Ball, Scientist and Entrepreneur
Introduction by Bernard Salt - Get comfortable with the idea of change.
1. Bombshell in Baghdad
2. Developing your personal brand
3. Honing your communication skills
4. Adaptability is key
5. Creativity is crucial
6. Leadership in the new world of work
8. Networking wins every time
9. Continuous learning
Afterword by Bernard Salt