Tania de Jong AM Keynote at the International Forum on Consciousness
Tania recently presented a keynote speech at the International Forum on Consciousness in Madison, Wisconsin, USA to a sold out audience. Her presentation explored the Human Intelligence 2.0 skills of the future and the research work Mind Medicine Australia is undertaking on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental ill-health in Australia.
“Tania was a brilliant addition to the 2019 International Consciousness Forum, held in Madison in May 2019. Her presence brought a new dimension of light and sound to this event with her amazing voice and ability to connect personally with so many of the attendees and presenters. Her philanthropic work is truly impactful in making a positive difference in the lives of many.” USONA
Tania de Jong Keynote at Thinkers50 European Business Forum 2018 in Denmark
Tania recently presented a keynote as part of The European Business Forum, which is the premier event for business leaders in Europe. It brought together the continent’s top business people with the world’s leading management gurus in “the Davos of business thinking”.
The forum was hosted by Thinkers50, the world’s leading network of business thinkers, and located in Odense, Denmark. Tania spoke alongside Roger Martin, Johanna Mair, Jimmy Maymann-Holler, Don Tapscott, Casper von Koskull and many more.
“It was a fantastic experience to hear Tania’s speech at Thinkers 50 in Odense in 2018. Tania really made it crystal clear to all of us what “purpose” means and how important it is if you want to make a difference. Very impressive.”
“Tania brings her own special magic to an event. She combines valuable insights with a fantastic singing voice – a truly unique experience. She electrified the 2018 European Business Forum.” Thinkers 50
Positive Human Collisions
I work with many wonderful teams and organisations and am always amazed at how many leaders say, “But I am not creative.”
And recently, some futurists said that creativity has become the most endangered species of the 21st century. We have a broadband culture but not the creative, original thought to fill it.
A global study of 1,500 CEOs by IBM showed that in an increasingly complex and uncertain global environment the most important leadership attribute is creativity. We need to be ready to pivot in a rapidly changing world to manage increasing social and economic challenges.
Over the next decade it is estimated that up to 40 per cent of companies on the Standard and Poors index will be disrupted by rapidly advancing technologies and the entrepreneurs adapting quickly to this new environment. According to international research, up to 60 percent of middle-class jobs will become redundant due to robotics and new technologies. And some jobs will continue to exist but will be performed in cheaper labour markets overseas.
We urgently need to train ourselves and emerging leaders to be entrepreneurs: makers and creators of the jobs of the future. We need to build a culture of creativity and innovation to sufficiently develop our capabilities to turn ideas into enterprises.
Below are 12 innovator attributes which we can learn and aspire to and nurture in others:
- Curious: Innovators actively explore the environment, challenge status quo and investigate new possibilities. Ask: “what if…?”
- Persistent: Innovators are never above a task, they are hardworking, persistent and willing to do “whatever-it-takes” to get things done. Never give up!