Are you curious about what the future of work might look like? You're not alone. Many people are wondering how work will change in years to come. Some believe that we'll see more jobs in fields related to technology and science. Others believe that work will become more flexible, with more people working from home or remotely.

In this episode, we'll discuss some of the best skills to ensure we are ready for the future of the workplace and the importance of pursuing purpose.

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Our Guest Today

Lisa Barrett MBA'13J

Lisa has been working at the forefront of learning and digital innovation for 20+ years. After more than a decade as a leader in some of the most innovative education transformation organisations in the United States (TNTP, TFA), she spent the last 10 years in global leadership roles preparing people and organisations to keep up - and lead - in a fast-changing world.

From disruptive leadership roles at the highest levels of British government, to the leadership of organisations redefining what is possible through education and technology (Coursera, Multiverse), she thrives on making the impossible possible.

Lisa graduated from INSEAD as part of the MBA’13J Cohort.

Time Stamp

02:30 - Tell us who you are, where you come from and how did you get to where you are today.

05:50 - Tell us about some of the key highlights in your career?

10:48 - Describe the role education plays in our modern careers and the importance of continuing to learn and develop.

16:02 - We often hear that choosing an employer who shares your values is very important. Can you share some advice on why alignment between ourselves and our values and that of our workplace matters?

22:44 - Do you have any advice for people to help discover the true values and motivations of the companies we are interested in?

27:10 - COVID has seen many people reflect on what is important in their lives. What are some of the best skills or behaviours for us to practice ensuring we continue to grow even well after the pandemic has abated?

34:11 - Do you have any suggestions on how we can receive regular feedback from our colleagues and companies?

37:12 - When you think of the word “knowledgeable”, who’s the first person who comes to mind and why?

38:18 - How do our listeners go about selecting the best educational choice from the variety of options available?

Resources

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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