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The Next Rules of Work


Work isn’t what it used to be.

Even before COVID and the Great Resignation, a seismic shift began shaking in the workplace: not just how we work, but why we work. Prior generations worked mainly for money; today’s younger generations work mainly for mission (and hope the pay will follow).

How can a leader lead a workforce that’s so varied in why, where, and how they work? First, understand – and help forge – the new rules of work. Second, adapt your “sets”: mindset, skillset, and toolset.

That’s simply stated, but not always easy to do. Gary Bolles, author of the new book The Next Rules of Work, joins host Maureen Metcalf to uncover the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the workplaces succeeding in this new world…and the mindset that will help you embrace them for your own team.

Gary A. Bolles writes and lectures around the world on the future of work, learning, and the organization. He is the author of The Next Rules of Work: The mindset, skillset, and toolset to lead your organization through uncertainty, your guide to the brave new world of work in the post-pandemic era. He also has nine courses on LinkedIn Learning with a total of over 1 million learners, with courses such as “Learning Mindset” and “Learning Agility.” As adjunct Chair for the Future of Work for Singularity University, Bolles helps people understand the impact and opportunities of exponential change for individuals, organizations, communities, and countries. As a partner in the consulting agency Charrette LLC (“Initiatives with Impact”), he helps organizations, communities, educators and governments develop strategies for “what’s next.” As co-founder of eParachute.com, he helps job-hunters & career changers with programs inspired by What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world’s enduring career manual. Bolles is the former editorial director for six technology publications, a serial entrepreneur, and a former Silicon Valley executive. He was a co-founder of SoCap, the world’s largest gathering of impact entrepreneurs and investors. Bolles is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, communities and countries collaborate on effective strategies to ensure that all people can have access to meaningful work and lifelong learning opportunities.