Part 1: Will you be replaced by a robot? Here’s how to upskill yourself…


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The alphabet soup that has emerged in the world since Tim Berners-Lee started the World Wide Web 20 years ago this year, is astounding. From IT to AI to AR to VR, we’re all playing catch-up and the fantasy world that Star Wars and Star Trek made us believe in movies is finally coming true.

We already have Alexa and Siri, but it seems that before we have Data, R2D2 and C-3PO, we will probably have systems like Mother, the computer from Aliens, or HAL on The Discovery from 2001, or simply Computer from Star Trek.

So although the ubiquitous robot is still some way off (which is not the case in countries like Japan), the algorithm and the bot are here now, changing the way the world works. With such great progress, many articles have been written on which jobs will become obsolete the fastest. Think your IT job is secure? Think again…

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Know your values and expand your potential


What are your values?

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Everyone wants to be able to say: ‘I do what I love and I love what I do.’ However, very few people can actually make this statement congruently. You truly say this when you are operating according to your highest values and you have accepted that along the journey you are willing to embrace equal amounts of pain and pleasure in order to achieve what you want. Only then, can you congruently say: “I do what I love and I love what I do” otherwise it is a fantasy!

All the decisions we make in our lives are based on our own, individual hierarchy of values. Your personal values system refers to your own, unique values that are specific only to you and are demonstrated daily in your life. Only when you are aligned with your values in every area of your life, do you feel fulfilled and content.
However, your personal value system which we are referring to here is not what society generally denotes as ‘values’ as they are not moral codes of existence but rather individualised responses to the world around us.

At LGIT Smart Solutions, we can help you to determine your individual hierarchy of values and teach you how to link your values in order to fulfil your goals and aspirations. You can experience a life filled with purpose and inspiration if you know what you want and you can only know what you want to achieve, if you know your personal hierarchy of values!

Attend our 1-day workshop and learn how to:

  1. Understand what makes you tick and determine your individual hierarchy of values
  2. Set realistic goals aligned with your values in every area of your life
  3. Link these goals to your purpose
  4. Learn to link your individual values to specific job roles and responsibilities, plus the mission and vision of your workplace in order to maximise employee engagement
  5. Learn how to talk into other people’s values to improve communication

Reference from one of our corporate customers who put their entire leadership and sales team on this workshop:

“LGIT facilitated an enlightening session at our Sales Indaba last week. The objective of the session was to get people to really understand their true values and then to link it to the companies mission and vision. This objective and a lot more was met with the team leaving there with a lot to think about and reflect on their personal as well as professional lives.

Thanks for an amazing session – it is highly recommended.”

Sophie Hasell – Sales Lead at Mint Management Technologies

Join our next Values workshop: 23rd March 2018 | 25th May 2018

Connect with us to receive further information or register on this workshop.

Mind the Gap!


Instead of a “Gap Year”, attend our “Mind the Gap” programme and get clear on what you want to do with your life.

Matriculants from all over South Africa will receive their results on 5th January 2018. Today the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) has reported a 98.76% matric pass rate for 2017. Yet the unemployment of the youth in South Africa is an endemic problem despite the improving matriculation rate.

Today the decision on what to do after matric seems like an overwhelming decision for many matriculants.

At LGIT Smart Solutions our “Mind the Gap” programme is aimed to help young adults get clear on their purpose, ensure that their career / study choice is aligned with their values, and gain workplace readiness skills.

For programme details or to register online go to www.lgit.joburg/gap.

 

 

Reclaiming your whole intelligence may be the smartest thing you, and your business ever do.


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The contemporary business environment is a place of constant changes, with diverse personalities and points of view each striving to establish some kind of dominance in a continuously competitive space.  

It’s a pressure cooker of stress, under which the ever urgent demand to deliver best practice and service is to perform, consistently. It’s a highly complex and ambiguous setting, one in which, we spend more and more of our time, with less and less distinction between career and life.  

We are accelerating into a life/work future with more uncertainty than ever before.  

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