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2040’s Ideas and Innovations Newsletter Archive

All of our newsletter issues in one easy to access page. Review the list below for inspiration on transforming and changing your organization, your teams or yourself.

2024

Is America Ready for a Reset: Unity?

Issue 169: July 18, 2024

Why Do Great Ideas Get Ignored?

Issue 168, July 11, 2024

Independence Day 2024 Reads: Become an Independent Thinker

Issue 167, July 4, 2024

Are You a Renaissance Leader?

Issue 166, June 27, 2024

Mindful Management: The Power of Gratitude and Building Trust 

Issue 165, June 20, 2024

Whistleblowers and Trust: Revealing Courageous Leadership

Issue 164, June 13, 2024

Bursting Bubbles: Frugality, No-Buy, and Societal Trends

Issue 163, June 6, 2024

Looking Ahead: 2024 Runway

What You Need to Be Thinking About

Issue 162, May 30, 2024

It’s Really the Journey that Matters

Issue 161, May 23, 2024

The Trouble with Making Assumptions and Over-Generalizations

Issue 160, May 16, 2024

The Misfortunes of Uninformed Urgency

Issue 159, May 9, 2024

Why Strategic Re-Think Is Today’s Prerequisite Strategy

Issue 158, May 2, 2024

The Importance of Language in Organizational Transformation

Issue 157, April 25, 2024

Where Has Our Optimism Gone?

Issue 156, April 18, 2024

The Value of Reflective Decision-Making

Issue 155, April 11, 2024

Reactive Decision-Making, Social, and Youth: A Call to Action

Issue 154, April 4, 2024

Are We Playing Monopoly as a Society?

Issue 153, March 28, 2024

What We Know About You: Welcome to the Surveillance State

Issue 152, March 21, 2024

Unintended Consequences: Decision-Making and Economic Interconnectedness

Issue 151, March 14, 2024

AI: Spring Awakenings

Issue 150, March 7, 2024

The Need for Reversed Learning

Issue 149, February 29, 2024

The Value and Challenge of Compromise

Issue 148, February 22, 2024

Do You Fall Prey to Oversimplification?

Issue 147, February 15, 2024

How Clock Time Reshaped the World and Work

Issue 146, February 8, 2024

Randomness and Flukes: Changing the Course of History

Issue 145, February 1, 2024

Vulnerability as an Asset

Issue 144, January 25, 2024

The Risk of Certainty

Issue 143, January 18, 2024

What is Normal?

Issue 142, January 11, 2024

Is This Us?

Issue 141, January 4, 2024

2023

2023’s Reader’s Choice: The 5 Most Popular Issues of 2040’s Ideas and Innovations

Issue 140, December 21, 2023

When Your Reach Exceeds Your Grasp

Issue 139, December 14, 2023

Inspiration for Commitment, Redefinition, and Reinvention

Issue 138, December 7, 2023

Me Versus You, Bias Revisited

Issue 137, November 30, 2023

Why Does Belonging Matter?

Issue 136, November 23, 2023

Power Plays

Issue 135, November 16, 2023

Why Women at Work Remains an Issue

Issue 134, November 9, 2023

Are You Sure You Matter?

Issue 133, November 2, 2023

The Value of Intangibles

Issue 132, October 26, 2023

Misinformation, AI, Cyber Troops, and Our Need for Guardrails

Issue 131, October 19, 2023

The Present

Issue 130, October 12, 2023

The Motivation of Manipulating Data and Information to a Desired Outcome

Issue 129, October 5, 2023

What Would You Do?

Issue 128, September 28, 2023

Preventive and Supportive Questions

Issue 127, September 21, 2023

How the European Union Is Ahead on Privacy

Issue 126, September 14, 2023

The Value of Observation Through the Lens of Complexity Theory

Issue 125, September 7, 2023

Defining Innovation

Issue 124, August 31, 2023

Planning Ahead: How Do You Ensure Better Outcomes?

Issue 123, August 24, 2023

Why We Overcommit

Issue 122, August 17, 2023

Anti-Perfectionism Is on the Rise

Issue 121, August 10, 2023

Mid-Summer Checkpoints

Issue 120, August 3, 2023

The Case for AI Guardrails

Issue 119, July 27, 2023

Change Is a Team Sport: We All Play a Role 

Issue 118, July 20, 2023

Case Study: A Tale of Two Cities

Issue 117, July 13, 2023

Leadership in Contentious Times

Issue 116, July 6, 2023

Risk, Reward, Innovation, and Hubris

Issue 115, June 29, 2023

Social Proof and the Powers of Persuasion

Issue 114, June 22, 2023

As the World Turns: Why Populations Trends Matter to You

Issue 113, June 15, 2023

Are You Ready?

Issue 112, June 8, 2023

The Case for Slow Work

Mistaking Haste for Urgency

Issue 111, May 31, 2023

Spring Awakening: Assessing Your Leadership Skills for Change and Transformation

Issue 110, May 25, 2023

Can You Imagine Living Only in the Past?

Issue 109, May 18, 2023

Making Faulty Assumptions, Part II

Issue 108, May 11, 2023

What Happens When You Make Assumptions?

Issue 106, May 4, 2023

What Do Top Performing Organizations Get Right?

Issue 105, April 27, 2023

Why You Need to Listen to Gen Z

Issue 104, April 20, 2023

The Distortion of Time and Unintended Consequences for Transformation

Issue 103, April 13, 2023

The Future of Personal Agency (Influencing One’s Own Actions in the Age of AI)

Issue 102, April 6, 2023

What Were They Thinking?

Issue 101, March 30, 2023

The Pathway to Continuous Learning

Issue 100, March 23, 2023

Does Your Organization Have Tunnel Vision?

Issue 99, March 16, 2023

Case Study: Sidestepping Accountabilities

Issue 98, March 9, 2023

Breaking the Bond of Trust

Issue 97, March 2, 2023

Can You Hear Me … Now?

Issue 96, February 23, 2023

ChatGPT: Shapeshifting Our World

Issue 95, February 16, 2023

What are the Consequences of Unbounded Optimism?

Issue 94, February 9, 2023

How to Master the Art of Storytelling

Issue 93, February 2, 2023

Too Big to Manage? When Less Is More

Issue 92, January 26, 2023

The Future Isn’t Going to Look Like You Think

Issue 91, January 19, 2023

Do You Have It? Anger? Rage?

Issue 90, January 12, 2023

Forging Your Pathway into 2023

Issue, 89, January 5, 2023

2022

Taking Stock: Our Predictions and Considerations for 2023

Issue 88, December 29, 2022

The Unintended Consequences of Indecision

Issue 87, December 22, 2022

It Was the Best of Times …and Maybe the Worst

Issue 86, December 15, 2022

Why Does a Sense of Belonging Matter More Than Ever?

Issue 85, December 8, 2022

Is Your Organization Ready to Comply with Privacy Protections?

Issue 84, December 1, 2022

What Does It Mean to Practice Gratitude?

Issue 83, Nov 23, 2022

Back to Basics

Issue 82, Nov 17, 2022

What’s Holding You Back?

Issue 81, Nov 10, 2022

A Modern Fable About Social Media

Issue 80, Nov 3, 2022

Systems Thinking Powers Actionable Solutions in Three Easy Steps

The Past Is No Playbook for the Future

Issue 76: Oct 6, 2022

An Elephant? What Elephant? Where Is the Elephant?

Decision-Making: Actions, Influences, Impacts and Unintended Consequences

Issue 75: Sept 29, 2022

Assumptions and Consequences

Issue 74: September 22, 2022

Quiet Quitting

Issue 73: Sept 15, 2022

What Role Do You Play?

Issue 72: Sept 9, 2022

What Is Your North Star?

Issue 71: Sept 1, 2022

How Communications Matter

Issue 70, August 25th, 2022

The New Rules of Work

Issue 69: August 18, 2022

Targeted Transformation

Issue 68: August 11, 2022

Why Do We Obey the Rules?

Issue 67: August 4, 2022

Why Do People Lie?

Issue 66: July 28, 2022

Behavioral and Inference Data: A 360 Perspective

Issue 65: July 21, 2022

To Be Forewarned Is to Be Forearmed

Issue 64: July 14, 2022

Breaking News: Important Privacy Changes

Issue 63: July 7, 2022

Privacy Regulation Update: The Doors Are Locking on User Data

Issue 62: June 30, 2022

2022 Mid-Year Prediction: Unintended Consequences

Issue 61: June 23, 2022

Always Start with a Strategic Premise

Issue 60, June 16, 2022

Shared Purpose Revisited

Issue 59, June 9, 2022

Transformation Is a Messy Business

Issue 58: June 2, 2022

The Fault in Ourselves Revisited

Issue 57: May 26, 2022

How Illusion and Delusion Derail Organizations

Issue 56: May 19, 2022

Leading with Courage Redux

Issue 55: May 12, 2022

Why Does Context Matter to Every Individual and Organization?

Issue 54: May 5, 2022

Are You Holding Everyone Back?

Issue 53: April 28, 2022

Transitioning, Under Pressure … or Voluntarily

Issue 52: April 21, 2022

Why Do We Struggle with White Space?

Issue 51: April 14, 2022

What Keeps You from Attaining Goals?

Issue 50: April 7, 2022

Why Is Good Data Vital Currency and Bad Data a Disaster?

Issue 49: March 31, 2022

Do You Measure by Outputs or Outcomes?

Issue 48: March 24, 2022

How to Have a Complicated Conversation

Issue 47: March 17, 2022

Is Your Organization Prepared to Establish a First-Party Data Strategy?

Issue 46: March 10, 2022

Role Playing

Issue 45: March 3, 2022

Workforce Reset: Top Ten

Issue 44: February 24, 2022

The Power of Positive … and Negative Thinking

Issue 43: February 17, 2022

How Do You Trust?

Issue 42: February 10, 2022

Inflation + True Value: Do You Raise Your Price?

Issue 41: February 3, 2022

How to Use Systems Thinking + Strategic Thinking

Issue 40: January 27, 2022

Is Perception Everything?

Issue 39: January 20, 2022

Nine Real Risks in 2022

Issue 38: January 13, 2022

Shared Purpose

Issue 37: January 6, 2022

2021

A Guide to Readiness for Change and Transformation

Issue 36: December 28, 2021

Great Expectations

Issue 35: December 23, 2021

Context is Everything

Issue 34: December 16, 2021

Communication Theory

Issue 33: December 9, 2021

Eight Predictions from 2040

Issue 32: December 2, 2021

Managing Ourselves and Our Responses

Issue 31: November 25, 2021

How Market Orientation Drives Success

Issue 30: November 18, 2021

Life Stage Marketing and Segmentation

Issue 29: November 11, 2021

Innovation Theater

Issue 28: November 4, 2021

Decision Making and Primitive Automaticity

Issue 27: October 28, 2021

The Fault in Ourselves

Issue 26: October 21, 2021

How to Manage a Five Generation Workforce

Issue 25: October 14, 2021

Decision Making in a Digital Age

Issue 24: October 7, 2021

Taking the Pulse of Your Employees

Issue 23: September 30, 2021

Managing Individual and Team Transitions

Issue 22: September 23, 2021

Readiness for Transformation

Issue 21: September 16, 2021

Customer Loyalty

Issue 19: September 9, 2021

Measuring What Matters

Issue 18: September 2, 2021

The Art and Science of Active Listening

Issue 17: August 26, 2021

Leading With Courage

Issue 16: August 19, 2021

Leading in a Time of Ambiguity

Issue 15: August 12, 2021

How Pattern Recognition Leads to High Performance

Issue 14: August 5, 2021

Playbook for Thriving Post-Pandemic: The Criticality of Agility and Resiliency in 2021 and Beyond

Issue 13: July 29, 2021

A Guide to Operational Readiness for Change

Issue 12: July 22, 2021

Time to Check Your Value Proposition

Issue 11: July 15, 2021

Mastering Communications that Communicate

Issue 10: July 8, 2021

Targeting Engagement, Establishing Trust, and Building Loyalty

Issue 9: July 1, 2021

How Critical Thinking Is Essential to Transformation and Reducing Bias

Issue 8: June 24, 2021

An Executive Playbook for the Critical Path to Establishing Deep and Meaningful First-Party Data

Issue 7: June 17, 2021

High Performance Executive Leadership in the Workplace

Issue 6: June 10, 2021

Agility is the New Nimble

Issue 5: June 3,, 2021

The Next-Gen is Changing Up the Workplace

Issue 4: May 27, 2021

Events Need to be Transformed

Issue 3: May 20, 2021

Membership Drives Your Growth

Issue 2: May 12, 2021

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Issue 1: May 4, 2021

The Truth about Transformation

Book Preview Excerpt

Organizations, whether private companies, non-profits, charities or governments seek to transform to take advantage of new opportunities, including technological advances. Often, technology is the major driver of change that results in transformation. As a result, the organization often fails to achieve its objective and goal to truly transform. You see, technology remains an enabler, not a silver bullet. True transformative change requires understanding of the human factors at play, human conscious and subconscious behaviors, how humans inter-relate and how society itself and all of its members are changing.

Our workforces are changing, the expertise we need is becoming harder to acquire and roles are shifting. In addition, before and because of Covid in 2020, the world around us is becoming very different, a new reality is taking hold, one that will fundamentally change who we are, how we work and yes, how we seek to ensure organizations transform for today and for the future.

The Truth about Transformation, a new book by Kevin Novak, will soon become available. Enjoy a short preview.ard and upward from the 2040 Team

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