In Episode 9 of Lead The Future, I interviewed Frances Valintine, Founder and CEO of The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Frances is an innovator, technologies futurist, and disrupter of traditional education. In our conversation, Frances explores the impact of population demographics, shifting technologies, and work flexibility for leaders as they lead their organizations over the next few years. Additionally, Frances provides some valuable insights for organizations looking to re-skill their teams.
“I know that everyone has heard the saying before, what if I invest in a staff member and they leave. But let’s flip that, what if [you don’t invest] and they stay? If you’re not investing in your staff and they’re not learning new skills and don’t have a new perspective, then actually from the day you hired them, it’s been a negative return. You’ve had no returns back to that person, you’ve already got the best from them from the first day that they were employed. So, it is really important.” – Frances Valintine
- Collaboration vs Cooperation.
- The impact of Covid-19 on education.
- Frances’s perspective on how 12-year-olds see the world.
- Why Frances watches the energy sector as a signal of change.
- Recent research on top attributes of “a good job today.”
- Advice for organizations looking to re-skill their teams.
- Leadership lessons from New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.