In episode #6, Rachel is joined by Heather McGowan to chat about her new book, The Adaptation Advantage, and the opportunities that lie in change.
Every week Rachel Happe chats for 30 minutes with a new guest – no script, no rules.
Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her newest book, The Adaptation Advantage – a guide for individuals and organizations navigating the complex and ambiguous Future of Work, was published in April 2020.
Heather and Rachel chat about being open to the bumpiness that change brings, how to be compassionate with ourselves and others, the power of being adaptive in the face of change, and what the future of work and the world looks like post-COVID-19.
More about Heather:
Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Third Industrial Revolution was marked by computerization and automation of physical labor, laying the foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will be notable for the rapid advancement of technology tools into the domain of human knowledge work. In this world, humans must continuously learn and adapt, and with this transition comes information overload.
Heather gives lucidity to this topic through her illuminating graphic frameworks and powerful metaphors, all backed by deep research. In 2017, LinkedIn ranked her as its number one global voice for education. Pulitzer Prize–winning NYT columnist Thomas Friedman frequently quotes Heather in his books and columns and describes her as “the oasis” when it comes to insights into the future of work. Heather’s sessions help employees and leaders alike prepare for and adapt to jobs that do not yet exist.
Her new book The Adaptation Advantage is now available.