The 12 skills to future proof yourself, your team and your kids
In a world where the constant conversation is ‘what’s changing’ we explore ‘what isn’t changing?’ What are the skills that will see us succeed no matter what else changes around us?
We call these Forever Skills™.
Why? Because they will be forever useful. They will help us get ahead in business and in life regardless of what is changing around us.
Forever Skills™ are the skills we should develop in ourselves, our workplaces and our children.
Change is going to remain a constant. It isn’t going away or slowing down, rather it’s speeding up and you can’t shut your eyes, put your fingers in your ears and say la, la, la. (Well you could be petulant if you wish, but it won't make one jot of a difference).
As our world enters the fourth industrial revolution it will be changed in ways we can hardly imagine. From AI, to nanotech to self driving cars. So how do we prepare for a world we can scarcely imagine?
Economists and futurists are sharing predictions and warnings that range from the inspiring to the rather unsettling. Most of the talk is about what is coming and what we might need to change to be part of it. Yet they neglect a very crucial part of the conversation, ‘what isn't changing’.
Available in June 2019 or preorder here:
Selfish Scared & Stupid
Stop fighting human nature and increase your performance, engagement and influence
Survival of the species comes down to three basic instincts, say behavioural research strategists Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory — fear, self-interest and simplicity. These basic human behaviours come into play in all types of relationships, including those between businesses and customers.
Selfish, Scared and Stupid: Stop fighting human nature and increase your performance, engagement and influence, demystifies these behaviours and examines the psychology behind why even the best ideas sometimes fail.
This book helps businesses design their organisations for reality rather than perfection, and also offers strategies to head off unprecedented levels of disengagement within, and outside, the business. It answers baffling questions around why the public sometimes fails to engage despite overwhelming data suggesting otherwise, why so many new products end up on clearance shelves and why so many great salespeople often fall short of their monthly targets.
- Learn how the survival of the species plays into business, including delusionary realities and the reasons ideas can fail
- Discover how to offer customers strategic rewards, thereby making the buying process more attractive to selfish natures
- Examine the link between fear and the unknown, including strategies for quelling fears and turning them into action
- Learn to use a simple mindset to create low-involvement products, helping appeal to instinct and making products hard to resist
This provocative book is built on the idea that businesses must return to a more human engagement methodology in order to succeed. It is an informative read for anyone interested in improving influence, growing business reach, improving sales figures or understanding the complexities of human behaviour.
The trends changing the way we shift perceptions, people and products
From Hyper-Connectivity to Expectation Inflation, Radical Transparency to Business Model-fication, Shift examines the social trends, business currents and technological advances that are changing the way we communicate, how we build communities, share opinions, create engagement and make the sale!
Understanding these trends is critical for leaders, business people and professionals trying to make sense of the world around them and remain competitive in an age of unprecedented change.
Of course, while our capacity to track and map change is crucial, so too is an ability to implement the changes that we want to make in the world.
Shift is designed to help you see change both as an opportunity and a responsibility and inspire you to be More Creative, More Connected and More Courageous.
Articles & Interviews
Kieran & Dan are regulars on TV shows such as the Seven Network’s Sunrise & Weekend Sunrise. Dan is also a regular panelist on ABC TV’s Gruen franchise with Kieran also features as an expert commentator on SKY Business News.
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Dan and Kieran are this generation's Edward De Bono."
THOUGHT LEADERS GLOBAL, AUSTRALIA
Dan, as usual, you were the post man. You delivered."
An extraordinary ability to solve highly complicated and political problems."
UNITED NATIONS, SINGAPORE
Dan Gregory and Kieran Flanagan did a phenomenal job. Both Gregory and Flanagan were personable, professional and very engaging."
Kieran and Dan facilitated a highly engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking workshop around entrepreneurship, risk-taking and decision making within a highly regulated environment."
I learned a huge amount and the team feedback has been incredibly positive. "
CA TECHNOLOGIES, ASIA PACIFIC
We've had amazing feedback (on Dan & Kieran) - Very grateful!"
The feedback from your presentation has been bombarding! Which is bloody awesome!"
Kieran’s opening Keynote established the spirit of the conference from the outset. Embracing the theme in an engaging, relevant and lively presentation. She was the perfect choice."
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, AUSTRALIA
Signs of genius."
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, AUSTRALIA
Delegates were literally buzzing through the hours of workshops that followed and we were able to achieve the directions we required to take us forward."
TOURISM & EVENTS QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Dan had the room engaged from the outset and took our team on a 90 minute journey, resulting in eyes and minds being opened to new opportunities. The feedback after the event was overwhelmingly positive - we wouldn’t hesitate in working with Dan again in the future."
Kieran’s presentation was a breath of fresh air. She is a ball of energy, totally engaging, brilliant use of humour, super visuals and great delivery, but above all she was totally on message with great content. They loved her."
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, AUSTRALIA
I have the opportunity to work with many speakers and presenters throughout the year, and I can say without bias that (Dan’s) presentation was the best I have seen in a very long time."
DG GLOBAL, THAILAND
Kieran delivered riveting speeches that kept a diverse audience engaged and wanting more."
Dan has that unique ability of entertaining an audience with humour while giving them a wide range of strategies that can make a significant difference to their bottom line."
AUSTRALIAN FITNESS NETWORK, AUSTRALIA
Kieran’s deep insight, cutting humour and ability to convey complex messages to our audience were the stand out features of her keynote. it's great to work with stage professionals who deliver."
Dan Gregory appeared at our annual top tier dealer network conference as our keynote presenter. Dan was engaging, entertaining and informative and we were so impressed that we are preparing to work with him again this year for another area of our business."
HUNTER DOUGLAS, AUSTRALIA
Kieran Flanagan’s presentation was so inspiring - thank you."
It was a pleasure to deliver the genius of Dan Gregory to our members at the Real Estate IQ Conference. Dan’s infectious enthusiasm, coupled with his brilliance, was incredibly well received by our audience with many following up on his presentation in months to come. I would personally recommend Dan’s services to any event manager who is looking to effectively engage, educate and inspire their delegates."
In 12 years of running SWB, Kieran is the first speaker to receive a 100% approval rating from all delegates!"
What a fantastic way to kick off the New Year! (We've been) flooded with phone calls and emails about Dan and what a wonderful speaker he was."
EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION OF GREATER PHOENIX, USA
Rarely have I heard anybody articulate their thoughts with such clarity and vision. His intelligence and insight provides a much greater understanding of how to engage your customers, your team and the community. I would whole heartedly recommend Dan, you will never be disappointed."
HORTICULTURE AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
I was laughing and learning... Dan is the Australian Ricky Gervais!"
THE ENTOURAGE, AUSTRALIA
He more that lives up to his own advertising!"
ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNCIL, AUSTRALIA
Our recent Business Partner Exchange event was a great success, largely in part due to Dan Gregory. Dan met our brief completely, with his presentation providing a strong and supportive storyline for our launch. We couldn’t have asked for more, and are looking forward to other opportunities to work with Dan in the future."