Times have changed in the realm of management since the advent of computer technology. In the old days,we had managers who taught people what to do. Now, because what needs "doing" changes in the blink of an eye, it is imperative that we become leaders and start teaching people how to think.
The following five minute video, "Did You Know?" brings our fast-paced world to light. To quote some of the stats in the video, did you know?
- The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.
- We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist, using technologies that haven't been invented, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet.
- It is estimated that a week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
- It is estimated that 4 exabytes (4.0x10^19) of unique information will be generated this year. That is more than the previous 5000 years.
After you watch the video, I'd love to know what you think. The video and its music alone is sure to get your heart pounding. Then, you can think about all of that information and its impact on your world.
Management is obsolete. Leadership is necessity. How are you preparing to lead? How do you handle all of the information coming at you? What will you do with what you know?