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Are you ready for the emotional economy?
Insights on what is required to thrive in our increasingly complex, digital world
Education → Learning 2030
What will it take to thrive in the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'?
Special Announcement: AG Spins out a Tech Startup
The story behind how Awaken Group is embracing digital disruption
How to overcome the biggest barrier in being more human-centred?
What’s keeping you from being human-centred?
How are you surviving our faster future?
Insights on how to thrive in a time of disruption and exponential change
Is Leadership the Next Disruption?
Insights on what could truly disrupt leadership
What does evolution require?
Steering Out of a Culture Crisis
How branding can align your organization and build culture
How can people learn new skills and mindsets if we keep doing things the old way?
Does Your Company Need a Transformation?
How do you know when it's time to transform?
LeadX™: Empowering Leaders
How do you maximize leadership potential?
Human-Centered Leadership with Anthony Howard
Anthony Howard shares why human-centered leadership matters
The Myth of Invisible Technology
Can technology ever be truly invisible?
What does it mean to have a digital mindset?
Humanizing Strategy for Real Impact
Why strategic efforts typically fail and how businesses can create real impact
6 Design Principles for Government Transformation
How do you start to bring about transformation?
4 Reflections from the Inside Out: Saudi Arabia
CEO So-Young Kang shares insights from her Saudi Arabia trip
Founders’ Coaching Pause in June 2016
3-day retreat in Bali for entrepreneurs
Exploring the Future of L&D
How do we find our own answers?
Case for Transformation Design
What is Transformation Design and why is it needed now more than ever?
Be Divergent – Innovate with Courage
If we are divergent, what does this mean for how we design our organizations?
Values-driven Space Design
How values can translate into physical spaces
Turning up is not good enough. How would you prepare for the future of work now?
What does the future of work look like?
Awaken Group Wins Management Consultancy Project of the Year
AG wins Management Consultancy Project of the Year
Stop Wasting Valuable Training Money
3 questions to ask as you make training investments
Redefining the Education User Journey—from Module-Based to Cradle-to-Grave
What might the future of education look like in 2030?
We Have Moved!
New office in Singapore
Why Transformation Design is Needed for the Future
3 key insights from WEF Summer Davos
AWAKENfutures: Education 2030
What is the future of education?
Are You an Innovative Leader?
Insights from our Global Leadership & Innovation 2015 report
5 Leadership Lessons Learned In Singapore
What can we learn from Singapore about innovative leadership?
Celebrating SG50, our way
“I am not a leader.” Says Who?
How to cultivate self-leadership
Money. Money. Money.
How do you build an attractive, authentic, and responsible financial brand today?
Engaging Millennials: A Tailored Approach
Strategies for engaging Millennials (Part 2)
Stop Focusing on Your Weaknesses
When we focus on our strengths, we can go from ‘good’ to ‘great’
Reflections on Lee Kuan Yew
AG pays special tribute to Lee Kuan Yew
5 Types of Millennials
5 archetypes of Millennials (Part 1)
The Government Summit UAE
3 key highlights from our trip
15 Follies to Flee in 2015
15 things to avoid doing
Stop the Madness
Is pursuing individual happiness at the expense of shared humanity?
Reinvention – AG’s 5th Anniversary
Celebrating 5 years of Transformation Design
What does it take to keep things simple?
How can you build an authentic brand based on who you aspire to be?
The AG Way: 11 Transformation Principles
Shared principles for alignment and celebrating individuality
Stop Telling, Start Asking
Questions can help you have more powerful 2-way communications
World Economic Forum: 21st Century Leadership
Being human is going to be at the core of leadership in the 21st century
Why Change Management May Not Always Work
Managing change for the organisation or within individuals who make up the organisation?
“Human” Approach to Winning Customers
Who are our customers, really? What do they really care about?
The Power of Words
Given the power of words, how can we use them in the most wise way possible?
Another Kind of Alignment
What are the areas in your organization you need to intentionally remove to get better aligned?
Global Leadership and Innovation Project (GLIP)
The more ‘human’ side of leadership, a glimpse into each person’s personal journey
A culture of gratitude for greater performance and productivity
Stop Living a Balanced Life
What if we could focus on living one life—a whole life?
Global Leadership and Innovation Survey (GLIS) 2012–2013
Surveying business leaders on challenges and priorities for global growth
The Costs of ‘Living Your Values’
You need to first define your values in order to live them
Start with Curiosity
What would our lives, organizations, relationships look like with a bit more curiosity?
The 20% That Matters
Start by seeing what activities generate the most results and focus on them
Beauty in Management
Beauty pushes people to think beyond the ordinary
The Power of Saying “I’m Sorry”
Are you willing to have the courage, as a leader, to stand up when you’ve made a mistake?
Is ‘Cheaper, Better, Faster’ Really Better?
How conscious are you on when you apply ‘cheaper, better, faster’?
Using Values to Determine Socially Responsible Initiatives
A company’s CSR program is an external expressions of its value system
Design for Change—Be SPEC’L
Your people strategy must shift in alignment with your shifts in business strategy
While mistakes and failures can hurt the most, they are often where we learn the most
Making of POLW using Design Thinking
What do you get when you combine connection, curiosity, simplicity, and independence?
Design Thinking 3.0: Transformation Design
Transformation designers shape new experiences, environments, and organizations
What is Design Thinking?
Are you ready to create with empathy and rationality?
Competing Values and Strategy: Choose or Compromise?
values always determine strategy
Creative Leadership: Am I Creative?
Creative leadership leads to innovation
Adaptive Leadership: Pillar of Global Leadership And Innovation
If we have the humility and willingness to learn, we can
Global Leadership: True Meaning of Integrity
When you are whole and consistent, there is only one you
Global Leadership: Creating An Inspiring Vision
Do you want to build a great organization or are you satisfied with a good one?
What is Required to be a Global Leader?
Are you willing to lead your organization in a more human, creative, and adaptive way?
Stop Trying. Do.
Make the choice to do, not try
Culture of Gratefulness
Choose to be grateful first and then build a grateful culture
Passion for Art + People
We want to help people see their lives and the world with a different perspective
Leading is about being authentic, real, flawed, and vulnerable
Global Leadership and Innovation Survey (GLIS) 2011
U.S. executives on specific challenges they face in preparing for global growth
The Creative Misunderstanding
Bring something out of nothing—joy, happiness, and renewed energy out of sadness
Living Your Values: Turning Intent into Action
Values are principles and beliefs that guide your behavior and actions
Living Your Values: Confimility?
How WCL creates its values and lives them out
Hire the Best Talent—Going From T to I-Shaped
What people believe grounds them in who they are and how they interact with others
What does it mean to be human? Creating beauty at work
Partnering with Designers? Huh?
Great experiences are a combination of products, services and environment
Honesty and Love?
Truth and honesty, combined with love, are very powerful concepts
Why Integrate Diversity?
Why is integrating diversity important and what are its impacts?
Honor Lost—Putting Others First
What does honor mean to you?
Importance of Rest
How is resting an important part to achieve your goals?
Global Leadership Survey (GLS) 2010
Key insights from over 100 U.S. business leaders
What is the role of a great conductor and what does this have to do with leadership?
Am I Culturally Adaptable?
#1 issue that emerged for globalization is adaptability—to change and to culture
Be Like Water—Cultural Adaptability
What does it take to be cultural adaptable as a leader?
Look Mommy Look
How do interactions between child and mom relate to those within organizations?
What Does Caring Have To Do With Leadership?
What does leadership mean to you?
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