Is it possible to remain relevant in a hyper-changing world?

remain relevant

It seems that everyone around me is worried about how to remain relevant. Perhaps this is nothing new. Since at least the mid-1800s and the industrial revolution, careers have been in a constant state of disruption.

But no generation of leaders has ever experienced change and disruption like this. We are in an era of malignant complexity. Does anybody really understand anything any more?

Does anybody have any hope of mastering this level of frenzied change?

Brooke Sellas and I devote an entire podcast episode with our personal stories of transformation and fighting for relevance. We look at

  • Staying current with trends
  • Optimizing skills
  • Keeping up with tech and data
  • Impact of personal appearance (which seems like a weird one but listen in!)

This is an important discussion and we want to hear from you. What are your fears and strategies? Leave some ideas in the comment section below after you listen here:

Click on this link to listen to Episode 170

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