Weekly Insights

The writing on the wall

A few days ago, my team at Solutions 21 came across an article by Korn Ferry entitled, “Future of Work: The Global Talent Crunch,” and sent it my way. Given the nature of the article, I was intrigued.

I flipped through the first few pages and began reading…

“A major crisis is looming over organizations and economies throughout the world. By 2030, demand for skilled workers will outstrip supply, resulting in a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people.”

I continued…

“Left unchecked, the financial impact of this talent shortage could reach $8.452 trillion in unrealized annual revenue by 2030.”

The article is 45 pages long. But after reading only the first two paragraphs, I felt… excited!

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Muscle Memory Challenge 

Consider this: How often do you try and get multiple things done at the same time but end up in a worse spot than when you started? Multitasking is a skill that most people pride themselves on, but research shows that multitasking actually is counterproductive. For this week's MMC, work on a singular task and not multiple things at once. By focusing on one thing, your attention to detail will improve.

We want to hear from you! Give it a try this week and shoot us an email ( to let us know about your experience with the MMC. Your stories will be published in next week's newsletter!

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Why It's Crucial to Walk the Talk as a Business Leader
Why you should read it: Because "modern employees want to see you in action, leading by example. When your actions actively work against the things you say (whether in direct conversation or through the creation or enforcement of company policies), you’re going to be viewed as a problem boss -- and maybe even a toxic one." Check out these five ways to make sure that you "walk the talk" as a business leader.

What We are Listening to...

Dare to Serve

Why you should listen: "My passion for this experience was to use it as an opportunity to prove that servant leadership could drive superior competitive results in the marketplace." Listen to former Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen CEO Cheryl Bachelder discuss how building a culture based on servant leadership can make any company successful.  

Quote of the Week 

"No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader. You just can’t ignore it."

– Jack Welch

What People are Saying...

I have a bad habit of sending one word email responses. I never took the time to think how the recipient might feel about that. 
- Kara J 
Adjusting my schedule so that I had a day with no meetings was challenging. The one day this past week I was able to do so was one of the most productive days I have had in a while.
- Alex F

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