Digital Transformation

Are You Afraid You’ll Lose Your Job to AI?

Don’t blink! We are in a technological high-speed race and anything that can be digitized or automated, will be.

And anything that cannot be digitized or automated will become extremely valuable. This is not a blog on digital transformation, optimization, AI, Industry 4.0, Industry 5.0, or Industry 10X.

This blog offers 4 strategies for hanging on to your job and thriving in this high-speed race.

1. Embrace Digital Efficiency:

To thrive in a world of digital transformation, we need to get much better at driving change, or we will be driven by it. Navigating change and leading amid the ongoing uncertainty requires courage. 

The future will be driven by courageous leaders who DARE to embrace technology by finding efficient, informed, and elegant ways to be empowered by it. 

Courageous leaders play a crucial role in navigating digital transformation. They embrace technology, drive change, and lead with transparency, decisiveness and empathy. And despite the rise of AI and emerging technologies, courageous leaders will continue to be indispensable. 

Now is the time to boldly embrace and leverage digital efficiencies while also consistently communicating with a tender heart… Dare to share emotion, empathy, compassion, hope and kindness. 

2. Celebrate Human-Only Qualities:

While technology advances, human qualities like emotion, creativity, empathy, and ethics remain invaluable. Leading with these qualities alongside technological tools, will make you irreplaceable in collaborating to solve problems and enrich the collective good.

In the era of digital transformation, it’s vital to balance technology with human qualities. Rather than solely relying on digital tools, prioritize human-centric skills like:

  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Intuition
  • Emotion
  • Empathy
  • Ethics

These qualities are invaluable, especially in a world where personal and professional boundaries blur, and remote work is the standard. Machines may simulate behaviors, but they lack the intuitive and compassionate response humans offer in navigating messy personal and team dynamics and in solving complex challenges.

Courageous leaders foster collective genius by celebrating creativity and innovation, challenging conventional thinking, and encouraging open dialogue.

Show up and dare to say “I don’t know” then lean into exploring new possibilities with people who bring diverse experiences and perspectives.

3. Make Time For Visiting:

In a digitally connected world, you must prioritize meaningful human connections beyond virtual platforms.

Businesses must leverage sophisticated platforms for performance optimization, but remote work necessitates more than digital tools.

Thriving teams require creative strategies for fostering accountability and engagement, especially considering the significant experiences of loneliness reported by over 50% of adults in the U.S.

Loneliness, akin to smoking or obesity, poses serious health risks and hampers task performance and decision-making. Courageous leaders recognize the importance of combating loneliness in the workplace, and prioritize meaningful interactions to enhance resilience and well-being. 

Kevin grew up in Rapid City, SD, where ranches were spread 10, 20, 30 miles apart so to fill the need for human connection and build community, Ranchers mastered the art of “visiting.”

Imagine the doorbell rings, and our entire family is on your doorstep hoping to “visit.” It was common practice to drop in unannounced and people would pull out a pie and for the next few hours you’d “visit.” People connected by checking in, sharing conversations, challenges, and celebrations.

Borrow from the ranchers, make “visiting” a strategic priority. Despite virtual limitations, prioritize time for getting a pulse on people personally and professionally. Dare to share and express human qualities. Express empathy and compassion, and listen to determine if colleagues need to be heard, helped or even hugged.

4. Appreciate Time:

Recognize time is fleeting, it is finite. Don’t blink!

70% of people in the U.S. will experience an unexpected event that can drastically alter the quality and direction of their life, a sudden death, a professional hardship, or even an unwanted illness or injury. And too often, it’s personally, professionally, and financially devastating.

In addition, between ages 20 and 60, the prime of our lives, we spend the majority of our time with colleagues, who shape our experiences and influence the quality of our professional and yes… our personal lives as well. Don’t wake up or look back with regret, choose wisely who you surround yourself with, they will significantly impact your mood, growth and overall well-being.

Be intentional, surround yourself with supportive, inspiring colleagues and friends. Invest in relationships that uplift and avoid people who drain and exhaust you. Boldly say “no” to meaningless distractions and proudly prioritize time for meaningful connections.

Take charge of your life. Live your life by design, not by default.

Perhaps the contemporary philosopher, John Cougar Mellencamp’s song “Your Life is Now” is just the mantra you need to block some time, break away from the chaos, distractions, and noise of digital life and start living your life by design.

If you’d like a few strategies for doing just that reach out for a copy of our most recent book, Life By Design, Not By Default.

Who do you want to become and how do you want to contribute to advancing and enriching the world?

Digital transformation is here to stay.

Becoming indispensable requires more than just leadership—it requires brave and daring leadership. 

Now is the time to develop courage and lead with human-only qualities

As a certified Dare to Lead facilitator trained directly by Brené Brown on the four courage skills, Jackie understands the profound impact of leading with courage, empathy, and resilience.

In these digitally inspired times, we urge leaders to embrace the challenge with a brave mindset, rooted in the principles of Dare to Lead. By developing courage, empathy, and a vision for a better tomorrow, leaders will confront uncertainty head-on and inspire meaningful change. 

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