EMBRACING AI: Career Strategies for the Future of Work

by | Oct 27, 2023 | Career Articles, Video

We are excited to continue to bring you career strategy tips and insights, especially as AI continues to take the world by storm. If you’re looking for career growthcareer stability, or career change  – check out this video!


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0:02hey Hollis hi Heather hello everyone and

0:06welcome to a special edition of work

0:09your best life where we’re actually

0:10going to talk about the future future of

0:13work yes so we decided to put out this

0:17video be in response to all of the

0:21webinars research and articles on the

0:25future of work and how AI is impacting

0:27work this is an important convers ation

0:30because um work is in the midst of a big

0:34massive change and what we found out is

0:36a very exciting change there’s a lot a

0:39lot of positive to what is happening

0:42right now and we want you all to be on

0:43the Forefront of the opportunities that

0:46are in front of us in particular we’re

0:49going to be sharing a link to a webinar

0:51that we found useful it was through a

0:53deco there’s also a a giant research

0:56article and we’ll share that as well

0:59yeah I know that I get a ton of

1:01questions about um you know I want a new

1:04role or a new job but I want to make

1:05sure that AI doesn’t take that job in

1:08the future I know Hollis working with

1:10students um they actually are more

1:12embracing of now what can I do with what

1:15I know about AI it just keeps coming up

1:17in a whole bunch of different categories

1:19different age groups different careers

1:22um it seems to sometimes be exciting for

1:24others and sometimes to be really a

1:26threat and sometimes people are fearful

1:29of it so we want to just tackle all of

1:31that and figure out where indeed it is

1:34is it a threat is it a resource is it

1:37both what is it so and I think the

1:40webinar really um when I listened to it

1:43the summary what I gathered from it was

1:45a few key points the AI

1:49Revolution which no one’s really calling

1:51it that I made that up but the AI

1:53Revolution is kind of like the

1:55Industrial Revolution from a factory

1:58standpoint the Industrial Revolution

2:00made all these changes now this is more

2:01from a desk job type standpoint of all

2:04the changes that can be made so it’s

2:06really about efficiency um people

2:08immediately think o efficiency means

2:11taking away jobs we’ll talk a little bit

2:13about the strategy and how it doesn’t

2:15necessarily mean that but it is a scary

2:17time just because it’s change and so

2:20they talked a lot about that they also

2:22talked about what skills AI could

2:25replace in humans so some of that was

2:29very trans actional type Elements which

2:31everyone agreed it can definitely

2:33replace that but there was some debate

2:35on the panel during the webinar about if

2:37it could replace things like strategic

2:39thinking because a computer can be

2:42strategic but in the end a lot of the

2:45panalysts agreed that actually strategy

2:48needs a lot more human element and

2:50influence when you’re creating it so it

2:52necessarily doesn’t replace that the

2:54skills that they said would be most

2:56important moving forward is really not

2:59that much different than we’ve known um

3:01leadership skills decision making skills

3:03human influence skills um really

3:06listening to what’s happening and being

3:08able to customize and put your own human

3:11influencer element into that and um and

3:14then we’ll talk a little bit about the

3:16jobs that they said it could actually

3:17create instead of the ones that it would

3:20just take away so there’s more to it we

3:22highly encourage you to listen to the

3:23whole thing but that’s really a lot of

3:25the Key summary points that I think were

3:28important that’s great and in a summary

3:30of what I heard you say is that we are

3:33AI is absolutely here we are in the

3:36messy Middle where companies are trying

3:38to figure out what this means for their

3:41business it gives us an opportunity as

3:44employees if we want to own our own

3:46career and um create our own career

3:49strategy gives us a chance to be in the

3:51driver seat here and part of that change

3:54um and um directing how we use AI in our

3:59own personal lives yeah you get to

4:01design what you want it to be in your

4:04career at this stage if we wait too much

4:06longer you’ll probably be directed how

4:09it impacts your career but I think right

4:11now we can actually jump in and design

4:14and suggest different ways that we might

4:16be able to use it in our given roles and

4:19be on the Forefront of it and actually

4:21it could be a strength for all of us

4:23exactly so the webinar Focus mostly from

4:26a company standpoint what does this make

4:28mean for work in General we want to boil

4:31it down for all of you is what does this

4:33mean for you in your career so we’ve

4:35come up with the top five things that we

4:37find most valuable I’ll list them off

4:40and then we’ll go into detail so the

4:42first main point is AI is here and it’s

4:45happening second is upskill there’s so

4:48much opportunity for you if you

4:50capitalize on it now the third is most

4:53people unanimously believe that AI is

4:56going to help well-being fourth it can

4:59Propel you into leadership and fifth

5:02there’s tons of new opportunities coming

5:04down the pipeline because of AI so let’s

5:07jump into the first one it’s here and

5:09it’s happening Heather I know and it’s

5:12everywhere if you stop like I told you H

5:15the other day I L jumped on Zoom just

5:17like we’re on now and it has an AI

5:19companion on zoom and I was like huh

5:22what is this what does it do and you can

5:24just say recap this conversation and

5:26it’ll give you a little recap of the

5:28zoom webinar you were just how amazing

5:30is that if you are running out of time

5:32was it useful when you tested out that

5:35feature was it good I would say that

5:37Zoom is um not at the very Forefront of

5:41what their AI expert is doing it gave me

5:43a quick recap I would I tested it and

5:46asked it you know did that person seem

5:47engaged and it didn’t really couldn’t

5:50really tell that obviously but it did

5:52give me a recap of some of the high

5:54points that I might have forgotten that

5:56we talked about on the call so I thought

5:58that was really helpful because you know

6:00you get off a call and you’re like oh

6:02gosh what did we say at the beginning

6:03and you can ask it about a specific

6:05topic and it will give you a summary so

6:07yes and no I think it’s got some room

6:10for improvement but I thought it was

6:12helpful yeah that’s really good insights

6:15you know I was reminded during the

6:18webinar of a quote that I had heard a

6:20long time ago which is um you can be one

6:24of three people the person who creates

6:27what’s about to happen the one who says

6:30oh this is happening or the kind of

6:32person who says oh my gosh what the heck

6:34just happened and we’re in the midst of

6:37an opportunity to like you’re doing test

6:40features and figure out how do we want

6:42this to impact our career or if you’re a

6:44leader how do we want this impact

6:46business and what governance and

6:48opportunities could this create for a

6:50business we can be wait till we’re

6:53directed what to do with AI or we can

6:56fight it and go oh gosh what just

6:58happened now I need to catch up yeah and

7:01you know I’m not one of the first of

7:04early adopters you’re more that type

7:06than I and just your influence in hey

7:08let’s check this out has really helped

7:10me explore it I wouldn’t have thought I

7:13would have been in that last category of

7:15oh gosh what the hell just happened

7:17without your influence and so I think

7:20collaborating with other people and

7:22understanding and getting some

7:23suggestions from them is helpful because

7:25because you’ve mentioned it to me and I

7:27was like oh what is that AI companion

7:29and then you and I talked about oh maybe

7:31ask it this or what about this does it

7:32do this and that’s the cool exploration

7:36that I think can really help people not

7:38only explore the new technology but what

7:41they like about it and how their career

7:43can intermingle with it I have to say

7:46the more I learn the more exciting it is

7:49especially at this stage

7:51where uh not everyone is using it and

7:54the ways that it has cut down and

7:56created efficiencies and my life and my

7:59career I’m seeing all the upside at the

8:02moment yeah me too and I wouldn’t have I

8:04would have been ignoring it and now I

8:06kind of get excited about oh what about

8:08this is he smart enough to know this

8:10like it’s yeah it’s

8:12cool so second is upskilling

8:15opportunities so talk more about that

8:17Heather yeah I think in the upscaling a

8:20lot of it can be done in just what we

8:22just talked about exploring yourself

8:24finding when you see it as an option and

8:26whatever you’re um interacting with

8:29dayto day what can I do with that and

8:32you just exploring and going oh you can

8:35also obviously take Porsches on it and

8:38and learn more about it from more

8:39official certification standpoint I know

8:41LinkedIn has some courses themselves and

8:45exploring that area but I think just

8:47trying to understand how it impacts you

8:50and your daytoday is the best way to

8:53upskill just to make yourself aware that

8:55it

8:56exists I absolutely agree

8:59one of the easiest places to start is

9:02with chat

9:03GPT um because it’s an open source you

9:06ask it any question and not just a

9:08simple question that you put into Google

9:10but a much more complex question you can

9:13even have it summarize something for you

9:16or write something on your behalf that

9:18you could use as kind of an outline

9:20never just steal and take anything

9:22directly from chat gbt but I start with

9:25what am I worried about like gosh I’m so

9:27worried about being able to do

9:29everything in my day let me look and see

9:32if it could summarize this long research

9:35article or um or presentation so that I

9:39could decide if it’s worth my time or

9:41not so you can start with what you’re

9:43worried about and turn it into a Wonder

9:45like I wonder if chat GPT could do this

9:47for me and just test it out so that’s a

9:50that’s some easy loow hanging fruit for

9:52us yeah and do it you can do it even in

9:54your personal life like um ask it about

9:57a Halloween costume idea or something

10:00silly like that that has nothing to do

10:02with work just so you can start to

10:04understand the the parameters and the

10:06boundaries and how you can ask the

10:08question differently and um and it can

10:10be fun too not just workwise one thing I

10:14did last week was I put into chat GPT

10:19what my job was where I’m struggling and

10:22asked it how it could help and it

10:24answered me it said this is what I can

10:25do for you so that’s another cool thing

10:28um one thing I will say is if you are in

10:30the midst of a job search currently

10:33absolutely find some kind of

10:34certification or way to include AI on

10:37your resume it will set you apart

10:40because very few have it yet you know I

10:42think even Microsoft has some AI

10:45training that would look very credible

10:47on a resume and um you know it’s the

10:51differentiation point at the moment yeah

10:53Microsoft was actually part of the panel

10:55um on the webinar and they talked about

10:58how they used to to be a company where

11:00they felt like the culture was we need

11:01to know it all and chat gbt or AI is

11:05actually transferred their culture

11:08thinking into we need to learn it all

11:10instead of know it all and that growth

11:12mindset and so I think that’s important

11:15that everyone is learning it because it

11:17is a constant Evolution it being AI is a

11:21constant Evolution it’s constantly

11:22changing and getting better and doing

11:24different things and so if we’re all

11:26under that mindset I think it would be

11:28really helpful to get aligned with um

11:31where technology is going in terms of

11:33you your career and instead of feeling

11:35like oh I can’t learn that but to get

11:37into that growth mindset absolutely so

11:40the

11:41third um career strategy takeaway from

11:45the webinar was it can improve your

11:47well-being which I think naturally we

11:50see new technology and think oh gosh

11:53this is more something I have to learn a

11:55new added thing so I’m not sure most of

11:59the people who are listening to this

12:00would expect that to be one of our

12:02takeaways so would you share more on

12:04that Heather of course it’s my favorite

12:06because I love the well-being topic yes

12:08well-being I thought it was really

12:10interesting when they went down this

12:11road and I was like oh yeah it really

12:13can help in that way because it can take

12:15away some of the more

12:18meaningless tasks and let you focus more

12:21on the human

12:22relation aspect or maybe that like we

12:25were talking about before the human

12:26influence as it relates to strategy

12:28aspect aspect and I know for a lot of

12:30people that’s the more fun type work

12:33they feel like they’re making an impact

12:35creating a difference having meaning in

12:37their job and so it can just help you

12:40really love your work more and focus on

12:43the work that you want to do instead of

12:45the

12:46meaningless um task the transactional

12:49type task that AI might be able to take

12:51over so I thought it was really

12:53insightful and yeah I think it really

12:55can help to help people like their work

12:58more

12:59I love that you know I cannot tell you

13:02how many times I have said the phrase if

13:04I could only have a personal assistant

13:08and what do you know that’s what AI is

13:11honestly great for it’s a

13:14co-pilot in it’s not going to replace

13:17the need for human beings it’s going to

13:20replace a lot of the repetitive

13:23administrative notetaking things of that

13:26nature so if we can embrace it then it

13:29could actually be the thing we’ve all

13:31been waiting for um and hoping we could

13:34have I mean if you go back to like they

13:37mentioned the Industrial Revolution it

13:39took away some of the monotonous do over

13:41and over tasks and then they had to yes

13:44some people lost their jobs during that

13:46because that’s what they were trained to

13:48do but it then required people that knew

13:51how the machines worked and if something

13:54goes wrong what did they do about it and

13:56so it the again the human elements so

13:59it’s the same here it’s the same concept

14:01of of that so yes it could eliminate

14:04some jobs but if you’re upscaling ahead

14:07of time you could actually be learning

14:09how to do that next job and so it would

14:12not only replace your job you might get

14:14a promotion because you know how to do

14:16it 100% And when we look back

14:20on the the most

14:23requested um changes in people’s career

14:27it’s I want to get rid of the monotony

14:30I’m tired of all this

14:32paperwork um I’m tired of how much is on

14:34my plate and being in the

14:37weeds it kind of seems like this is a

14:40cool opportunity for the workforce to

14:43move

14:44into um more opportunities for the work

14:48that we are unanimously hearing from

14:50folks yeah it be the weed whacker get

14:54those weeds out yeah oh I love that I

14:57love that um um you know I think to

15:00summarize all of

15:01that I see AI is less of a threat and

15:04more as an opportunity cool yeah me too

15:08all right so fourth on our list is

15:11propelling into leadership and this is

15:13one that when you first said it I

15:14thought really and then you convinced me

15:17so will you share away yeah so I just

15:21think leadership it kind of goes back to

15:23that point I made earlier about the

15:25Industrial Revolution and how are you

15:27going to help other

15:29Embrace this and help them grow their

15:32career once you know how what it can do

15:35for you then it’s really about that

15:38human relationship element again of okay

15:42now that we know this and this

15:43transactional element is out it’s going

15:46to allow us to grow in the future in

15:48terms of um how we have an impact on the

15:52business the organization the culture

15:54really customizing the what we know

15:57about something

15:59um our knowledge our experience more

16:02than any more than our knowledge we know

16:05that customers the research shows this

16:07but we’ve actually seen how a customer

16:09feels we’ve seen how they react to that

16:11so combining the AI knowledge with the

16:15human oh I know this is what usually

16:18happens The

16:20Experience excuse me I think that’s

16:22where the leadership comes in so yes I

16:25think that the marriage of the two is

16:26pretty amazing absolutely I find one of

16:30the most cool important and cool

16:32features of AI and I think in this

16:35instance I may be talking more

16:37specifically about chat GPT and those

16:39functions that are being weaved into a

16:41lot of the software platforms we use um

16:44one of the coolest things is its ability

16:47to summarize and give context which it’s

16:51really very generative so as we think

16:53about how long it would take us to

16:55create a corporate strategy or

16:59opportunities it is doing a lot of the

17:02research and allowing us to learn

17:03quickly and get us up to speed quickly

17:06so that we can focus on What’s Next Big

17:09Picture moving forward you know a lot of

17:12um Blueprints and strategies so if if

17:15you learn how to use it strategically it

17:17could be your you know magic magic

17:21weapon here yeah and like I said they AI

17:25hasn’t had the actual experience of what

17:29your customer or your team or your

17:31organization has done in the past and

17:34how it relates to that specific strategy

17:37so again just the oh I get how these two

17:40fit together you’re the bridge between

17:42those two and allowing that and being

17:44the leader of your team and being able

17:47to

17:48tell excuse me a group

17:52of May you’ll have to take

17:57over sorry sorry but telling a group how

17:59that can function together and Bridge

18:02together is so valuable there’s not

18:04going to be any machine or computer that

18:07can that can do that element for sure

18:10love it which weaves us right into our

18:12fifth and final point which is AI is

18:15absolutely going to create new jobs and

18:19new job descriptions let’s be real it

18:22will eliminate current jobs as we know

18:25it however there will be an equal number

18:28of new opportunities that

18:30exist will you share what you think is

18:33most exciting about that well the one

18:36that they mentioned in the webinar there

18:38was they think there’s going to be a new

18:39job called authenticity expert and I

18:42think that is the coolest title I’ve

18:43ever heard so I was super excited I was

18:45like sign me up where can I be one of

18:47those um but yeah AI experts and again

18:50like I was saying any kind of liaison

18:52between the technology and your company

18:55or your team is going to be really

18:57important those jobs are going to come

18:59to the Forefront as we move forward and

19:01heck there’s so many others that don’t

19:04even have titles yet and I always tell

19:06students when I’m talking to them that

19:09how could you prepare probably the job

19:11you’re going to go get in four five six

19:13years doesn’t even exist yet so we don’t

19:15even know what they’re going to be

19:16called but I know that learning how to

19:19prompt AI um looking at cheat sheets on

19:22the different types of AI generative

19:24versus the other types are really

19:26helpful just to understand what your

19:29passion where your interest in your

19:30passion and even your past experience or

19:33talents where that can combine with any

19:36of the lingo or the cheat sheets on one

19:37of those is just you might create your

19:40own title you might be in an

19:42organization and go oh my gosh we need a

19:44liaison between this and that now that

19:47AI has taken over so what about this

19:49title how cool is that you get to create

19:51a new new

19:53job yes absolutely so I did a quick

19:56search before for this call on what jobs

20:00will El will AI potentially eliminate so

20:02that we can see the thread here and most

20:05importantly what jobs might it create so

20:07I’d love to give a little context to

20:09this um some of the jobs that it might

20:12eliminate are much more administrative

20:14things that um or or research based

20:17things that an AI bot could do on their

20:20own it um has the ability to learn very

20:24quickly and make decisions based on new

20:27data coming in so things like analysts

20:30um technical

20:32writing or coding so things that are are

20:36simply we need Manpower they’re learning

20:39how to allow AI to do those roles and

20:42what it will bring about is a ton of new

20:45opportunities in a space we hear a lot

20:47of people um really want compliance

20:49management

20:51integration um training with for

20:54teams um ethics as it relates to AI

20:59experiened designers so it’s really cool

21:03the opportunities that it’s going to

21:05create and um I think if we start to

21:09think about oh if I wanted that job what

21:11could I do now to get myself ready that

21:14we’d have a whole host of clients in

21:16jobs they love Yeah like even a coder

21:19like what what part of coding is going

21:21to be required that is actually where a

21:25job is is going to be created um it

21:28might not be a coder or even called a

21:30coder but why do you like coding and the

21:32why behind that might be one of these

21:34other roles that you mentioned that you

21:36might get really excited about so

21:38starting to investigate that now is

21:40important yeah for security Engineers

21:44which is still that same kind of Lane

21:46but now we’re talking about security and

21:48how do we write code for AI it’s just a

21:51different um aspect different

21:54applications yeah yeah and I’m curious

21:58did you ask chat gbt this or just

22:01Google I asked Google this I wanted the

22:04lists that are available out on the

22:06internet but I would love to go ahead

22:10and put into chat GPT this is my job

22:13here’s what I do you know in the future

22:16when you AI take over my current job

22:19what will be available for me in the

22:21future and I would imagine it would give

22:24me some answers yeah I think we we

22:26should that’s every every body’s

22:28homework go check that out put their job

22:30in and see what it says it’ll be

22:33interesting absolutely and I would love

22:35to hear from all of you of what are you

22:38most excited about when you think about

22:39AI what are you most worried about and

22:42most importantly what would you like to

22:44hear from us we want to help you get on

22:48the Forefront of this new technology and

22:50all the opportunities it could create

22:52for you so what kind of content or

22:55research can we bring you in this space

22:58yeah for sure we want to hear from

23:00everyone in terms of was this helpful

23:03and do you want to hear more of it and

23:05also what’s specific pieces because I

23:07know I want you to be excited about it

23:09instead of frightened about it and so

23:12that’s hopefully we’ve done a little of

23:14that today yes and to remind everyone

23:17the opposite of worry is Wonder so

23:19instead of worrying about it taking your

23:21job wonder what it can do for you and I

23:24suspect that will change a lot of our um

23:27approaches to to adopting or learning I

23:30love so good about asking that I what I

23:33wonder instead of worry it’s a an

23:36excellent reframe yep well thank you

23:39heather for talking through this with me

23:43and everyone who has made it to the end

23:45of this video yeah it’s been amazing

23:48you’ll check out the link that we’re

23:49going to provide on the Adco video um or

23:53any others that you see pass along any

23:55other resources for us that we can

23:57continue to learn in this space too and

24:00happy Friday talk to you later

24:03bye

0:02hey Hollis hi Heather hello everyone and

0:06welcome to a special edition of work

0:09your best life where we’re actually

0:10going to talk about the future future of

0:13work yes so we decided to put out this

0:17video be in response to all of the

0:21webinars research and articles on the

0:25future of work and how AI is impacting

0:27work this is an important convers ation

0:30because um work is in the midst of a big

0:34massive change and what we found out is

0:36a very exciting change there’s a lot a

0:39lot of positive to what is happening

0:42right now and we want you all to be on

0:43the Forefront of the opportunities that

0:46are in front of us in particular we’re

0:49going to be sharing a link to a webinar

0:51that we found useful it was through a

0:53deco there’s also a a giant research

0:56article and we’ll share that as well

0:59yeah I know that I get a ton of

1:01questions about um you know I want a new

1:04role or a new job but I want to make

1:05sure that AI doesn’t take that job in

1:08the future I know Hollis working with

1:10students um they actually are more

1:12embracing of now what can I do with what

1:15I know about AI it just keeps coming up

1:17in a whole bunch of different categories

1:19different age groups different careers

1:22um it seems to sometimes be exciting for

1:24others and sometimes to be really a

1:26threat and sometimes people are fearful

1:29of it so we want to just tackle all of

1:31that and figure out where indeed it is

1:34is it a threat is it a resource is it

1:37both what is it so and I think the

1:40webinar really um when I listened to it

1:43the summary what I gathered from it was

1:45a few key points the AI

1:49Revolution which no one’s really calling

1:51it that I made that up but the AI

1:53Revolution is kind of like the

1:55Industrial Revolution from a factory

1:58standpoint the Industrial Revolution

2:00made all these changes now this is more

2:01from a desk job type standpoint of all

2:04the changes that can be made so it’s

2:06really about efficiency um people

2:08immediately think o efficiency means

2:11taking away jobs we’ll talk a little bit

2:13about the strategy and how it doesn’t

2:15necessarily mean that but it is a scary

2:17time just because it’s change and so

2:20they talked a lot about that they also

2:22talked about what skills AI could

2:25replace in humans so some of that was

2:29very trans actional type Elements which

2:31everyone agreed it can definitely

2:33replace that but there was some debate

2:35on the panel during the webinar about if

2:37it could replace things like strategic

2:39thinking because a computer can be

2:42strategic but in the end a lot of the

2:45panalysts agreed that actually strategy

2:48needs a lot more human element and

2:50influence when you’re creating it so it

2:52necessarily doesn’t replace that the

2:54skills that they said would be most

2:56important moving forward is really not

2:59that much different than we’ve known um

3:01leadership skills decision making skills

3:03human influence skills um really

3:06listening to what’s happening and being

3:08able to customize and put your own human

3:11influencer element into that and um and

3:14then we’ll talk a little bit about the

3:16jobs that they said it could actually

3:17create instead of the ones that it would

3:20just take away so there’s more to it we

3:22highly encourage you to listen to the

3:23whole thing but that’s really a lot of

3:25the Key summary points that I think were

3:28important that’s great and in a summary

3:30of what I heard you say is that we are

3:33AI is absolutely here we are in the

3:36messy Middle where companies are trying

3:38to figure out what this means for their

3:41business it gives us an opportunity as

3:44employees if we want to own our own

3:46career and um create our own career

3:49strategy gives us a chance to be in the

3:51driver seat here and part of that change

3:54um and um directing how we use AI in our

3:59own personal lives yeah you get to

4:01design what you want it to be in your

4:04career at this stage if we wait too much

4:06longer you’ll probably be directed how

4:09it impacts your career but I think right

4:11now we can actually jump in and design

4:14and suggest different ways that we might

4:16be able to use it in our given roles and

4:19be on the Forefront of it and actually

4:21it could be a strength for all of us

4:23exactly so the webinar Focus mostly from

4:26a company standpoint what does this make

4:28mean for work in General we want to boil

4:31it down for all of you is what does this

4:33mean for you in your career so we’ve

4:35come up with the top five things that we

4:37find most valuable I’ll list them off

4:40and then we’ll go into detail so the

4:42first main point is AI is here and it’s

4:45happening second is upskill there’s so

4:48much opportunity for you if you

4:50capitalize on it now the third is most

4:53people unanimously believe that AI is

4:56going to help well-being fourth it can

4:59Propel you into leadership and fifth

5:02there’s tons of new opportunities coming

5:04down the pipeline because of AI so let’s

5:07jump into the first one it’s here and

5:09it’s happening Heather I know and it’s

5:12everywhere if you stop like I told you H

5:15the other day I L jumped on Zoom just

5:17like we’re on now and it has an AI

5:19companion on zoom and I was like huh

5:22what is this what does it do and you can

5:24just say recap this conversation and

5:26it’ll give you a little recap of the

5:28zoom webinar you were just how amazing

5:30is that if you are running out of time

5:32was it useful when you tested out that

5:35feature was it good I would say that

5:37Zoom is um not at the very Forefront of

5:41what their AI expert is doing it gave me

5:43a quick recap I would I tested it and

5:46asked it you know did that person seem

5:47engaged and it didn’t really couldn’t

5:50really tell that obviously but it did

5:52give me a recap of some of the high

5:54points that I might have forgotten that

5:56we talked about on the call so I thought

5:58that was really helpful because you know

6:00you get off a call and you’re like oh

6:02gosh what did we say at the beginning

6:03and you can ask it about a specific

6:05topic and it will give you a summary so

6:07yes and no I think it’s got some room

6:10for improvement but I thought it was

6:12helpful yeah that’s really good insights

6:15you know I was reminded during the

6:18webinar of a quote that I had heard a

6:20long time ago which is um you can be one

6:24of three people the person who creates

6:27what’s about to happen the one who says

6:30oh this is happening or the kind of

6:32person who says oh my gosh what the heck

6:34just happened and we’re in the midst of

6:37an opportunity to like you’re doing test

6:40features and figure out how do we want

6:42this to impact our career or if you’re a

6:44leader how do we want this impact

6:46business and what governance and

6:48opportunities could this create for a

6:50business we can be wait till we’re

6:53directed what to do with AI or we can

6:56fight it and go oh gosh what just

6:58happened now I need to catch up yeah and

7:01you know I’m not one of the first of

7:04early adopters you’re more that type

7:06than I and just your influence in hey

7:08let’s check this out has really helped

7:10me explore it I wouldn’t have thought I

7:13would have been in that last category of

7:15oh gosh what the hell just happened

7:17without your influence and so I think

7:20collaborating with other people and

7:22understanding and getting some

7:23suggestions from them is helpful because

7:25because you’ve mentioned it to me and I

7:27was like oh what is that AI companion

7:29and then you and I talked about oh maybe

7:31ask it this or what about this does it

7:32do this and that’s the cool exploration

7:36that I think can really help people not

7:38only explore the new technology but what

7:41they like about it and how their career

7:43can intermingle with it I have to say

7:46the more I learn the more exciting it is

7:49especially at this stage

7:51where uh not everyone is using it and

7:54the ways that it has cut down and

7:56created efficiencies and my life and my

7:59career I’m seeing all the upside at the

8:02moment yeah me too and I wouldn’t have I

8:04would have been ignoring it and now I

8:06kind of get excited about oh what about

8:08this is he smart enough to know this

8:10like it’s yeah it’s

8:12cool so second is upskilling

8:15opportunities so talk more about that

8:17Heather yeah I think in the upscaling a

8:20lot of it can be done in just what we

8:22just talked about exploring yourself

8:24finding when you see it as an option and

8:26whatever you’re um interacting with

8:29dayto day what can I do with that and

8:32you just exploring and going oh you can

8:35also obviously take Porsches on it and

8:38and learn more about it from more

8:39official certification standpoint I know

8:41LinkedIn has some courses themselves and

8:45exploring that area but I think just

8:47trying to understand how it impacts you

8:50and your daytoday is the best way to

8:53upskill just to make yourself aware that

8:55it

8:56exists I absolutely agree

8:59one of the easiest places to start is

9:02with chat

9:03GPT um because it’s an open source you

9:06ask it any question and not just a

9:08simple question that you put into Google

9:10but a much more complex question you can

9:13even have it summarize something for you

9:16or write something on your behalf that

9:18you could use as kind of an outline

9:20never just steal and take anything

9:22directly from chat gbt but I start with

9:25what am I worried about like gosh I’m so

9:27worried about being able to do

9:29everything in my day let me look and see

9:32if it could summarize this long research

9:35article or um or presentation so that I

9:39could decide if it’s worth my time or

9:41not so you can start with what you’re

9:43worried about and turn it into a Wonder

9:45like I wonder if chat GPT could do this

9:47for me and just test it out so that’s a

9:50that’s some easy loow hanging fruit for

9:52us yeah and do it you can do it even in

9:54your personal life like um ask it about

9:57a Halloween costume idea or something

10:00silly like that that has nothing to do

10:02with work just so you can start to

10:04understand the the parameters and the

10:06boundaries and how you can ask the

10:08question differently and um and it can

10:10be fun too not just workwise one thing I

10:14did last week was I put into chat GPT

10:19what my job was where I’m struggling and

10:22asked it how it could help and it

10:24answered me it said this is what I can

10:25do for you so that’s another cool thing

10:28um one thing I will say is if you are in

10:30the midst of a job search currently

10:33absolutely find some kind of

10:34certification or way to include AI on

10:37your resume it will set you apart

10:40because very few have it yet you know I

10:42think even Microsoft has some AI

10:45training that would look very credible

10:47on a resume and um you know it’s the

10:51differentiation point at the moment yeah

10:53Microsoft was actually part of the panel

10:55um on the webinar and they talked about

10:58how they used to to be a company where

11:00they felt like the culture was we need

11:01to know it all and chat gbt or AI is

11:05actually transferred their culture

11:08thinking into we need to learn it all

11:10instead of know it all and that growth

11:12mindset and so I think that’s important

11:15that everyone is learning it because it

11:17is a constant Evolution it being AI is a

11:21constant Evolution it’s constantly

11:22changing and getting better and doing

11:24different things and so if we’re all

11:26under that mindset I think it would be

11:28really helpful to get aligned with um

11:31where technology is going in terms of

11:33you your career and instead of feeling

11:35like oh I can’t learn that but to get

11:37into that growth mindset absolutely so

11:40the

11:41third um career strategy takeaway from

11:45the webinar was it can improve your

11:47well-being which I think naturally we

11:50see new technology and think oh gosh

11:53this is more something I have to learn a

11:55new added thing so I’m not sure most of

11:59the people who are listening to this

12:00would expect that to be one of our

12:02takeaways so would you share more on

12:04that Heather of course it’s my favorite

12:06because I love the well-being topic yes

12:08well-being I thought it was really

12:10interesting when they went down this

12:11road and I was like oh yeah it really

12:13can help in that way because it can take

12:15away some of the more

12:18meaningless tasks and let you focus more

12:21on the human

12:22relation aspect or maybe that like we

12:25were talking about before the human

12:26influence as it relates to strategy

12:28aspect aspect and I know for a lot of

12:30people that’s the more fun type work

12:33they feel like they’re making an impact

12:35creating a difference having meaning in

12:37their job and so it can just help you

12:40really love your work more and focus on

12:43the work that you want to do instead of

12:45the

12:46meaningless um task the transactional

12:49type task that AI might be able to take

12:51over so I thought it was really

12:53insightful and yeah I think it really

12:55can help to help people like their work

12:58more

12:59I love that you know I cannot tell you

13:02how many times I have said the phrase if

13:04I could only have a personal assistant

13:08and what do you know that’s what AI is

13:11honestly great for it’s a

13:14co-pilot in it’s not going to replace

13:17the need for human beings it’s going to

13:20replace a lot of the repetitive

13:23administrative notetaking things of that

13:26nature so if we can embrace it then it

13:29could actually be the thing we’ve all

13:31been waiting for um and hoping we could

13:34have I mean if you go back to like they

13:37mentioned the Industrial Revolution it

13:39took away some of the monotonous do over

13:41and over tasks and then they had to yes

13:44some people lost their jobs during that

13:46because that’s what they were trained to

13:48do but it then required people that knew

13:51how the machines worked and if something

13:54goes wrong what did they do about it and

13:56so it the again the human elements so

13:59it’s the same here it’s the same concept

14:01of of that so yes it could eliminate

14:04some jobs but if you’re upscaling ahead

14:07of time you could actually be learning

14:09how to do that next job and so it would

14:12not only replace your job you might get

14:14a promotion because you know how to do

14:16it 100% And when we look back

14:20on the the most

14:23requested um changes in people’s career

14:27it’s I want to get rid of the monotony

14:30I’m tired of all this

14:32paperwork um I’m tired of how much is on

14:34my plate and being in the

14:37weeds it kind of seems like this is a

14:40cool opportunity for the workforce to

14:43move

14:44into um more opportunities for the work

14:48that we are unanimously hearing from

14:50folks yeah it be the weed whacker get

14:54those weeds out yeah oh I love that I

14:57love that um um you know I think to

15:00summarize all of

15:01that I see AI is less of a threat and

15:04more as an opportunity cool yeah me too

15:08all right so fourth on our list is

15:11propelling into leadership and this is

15:13one that when you first said it I

15:14thought really and then you convinced me

15:17so will you share away yeah so I just

15:21think leadership it kind of goes back to

15:23that point I made earlier about the

15:25Industrial Revolution and how are you

15:27going to help other

15:29Embrace this and help them grow their

15:32career once you know how what it can do

15:35for you then it’s really about that

15:38human relationship element again of okay

15:42now that we know this and this

15:43transactional element is out it’s going

15:46to allow us to grow in the future in

15:48terms of um how we have an impact on the

15:52business the organization the culture

15:54really customizing the what we know

15:57about something

15:59um our knowledge our experience more

16:02than any more than our knowledge we know

16:05that customers the research shows this

16:07but we’ve actually seen how a customer

16:09feels we’ve seen how they react to that

16:11so combining the AI knowledge with the

16:15human oh I know this is what usually

16:18happens The

16:20Experience excuse me I think that’s

16:22where the leadership comes in so yes I

16:25think that the marriage of the two is

16:26pretty amazing absolutely I find one of

16:30the most cool important and cool

16:32features of AI and I think in this

16:35instance I may be talking more

16:37specifically about chat GPT and those

16:39functions that are being weaved into a

16:41lot of the software platforms we use um

16:44one of the coolest things is its ability

16:47to summarize and give context which it’s

16:51really very generative so as we think

16:53about how long it would take us to

16:55create a corporate strategy or

16:59opportunities it is doing a lot of the

17:02research and allowing us to learn

17:03quickly and get us up to speed quickly

17:06so that we can focus on What’s Next Big

17:09Picture moving forward you know a lot of

17:12um Blueprints and strategies so if if

17:15you learn how to use it strategically it

17:17could be your you know magic magic

17:21weapon here yeah and like I said they AI

17:25hasn’t had the actual experience of what

17:29your customer or your team or your

17:31organization has done in the past and

17:34how it relates to that specific strategy

17:37so again just the oh I get how these two

17:40fit together you’re the bridge between

17:42those two and allowing that and being

17:44the leader of your team and being able

17:47to

17:48tell excuse me a group

17:52of May you’ll have to take

17:57over sorry sorry but telling a group how

17:59that can function together and Bridge

18:02together is so valuable there’s not

18:04going to be any machine or computer that

18:07can that can do that element for sure

18:10love it which weaves us right into our

18:12fifth and final point which is AI is

18:15absolutely going to create new jobs and

18:19new job descriptions let’s be real it

18:22will eliminate current jobs as we know

18:25it however there will be an equal number

18:28of new opportunities that

18:30exist will you share what you think is

18:33most exciting about that well the one

18:36that they mentioned in the webinar there

18:38was they think there’s going to be a new

18:39job called authenticity expert and I

18:42think that is the coolest title I’ve

18:43ever heard so I was super excited I was

18:45like sign me up where can I be one of

18:47those um but yeah AI experts and again

18:50like I was saying any kind of liaison

18:52between the technology and your company

18:55or your team is going to be really

18:57important those jobs are going to come

18:59to the Forefront as we move forward and

19:01heck there’s so many others that don’t

19:04even have titles yet and I always tell

19:06students when I’m talking to them that

19:09how could you prepare probably the job

19:11you’re going to go get in four five six

19:13years doesn’t even exist yet so we don’t

19:15even know what they’re going to be

19:16called but I know that learning how to

19:19prompt AI um looking at cheat sheets on

19:22the different types of AI generative

19:24versus the other types are really

19:26helpful just to understand what your

19:29passion where your interest in your

19:30passion and even your past experience or

19:33talents where that can combine with any

19:36of the lingo or the cheat sheets on one

19:37of those is just you might create your

19:40own title you might be in an

19:42organization and go oh my gosh we need a

19:44liaison between this and that now that

19:47AI has taken over so what about this

19:49title how cool is that you get to create

19:51a new new

19:53job yes absolutely so I did a quick

19:56search before for this call on what jobs

20:00will El will AI potentially eliminate so

20:02that we can see the thread here and most

20:05importantly what jobs might it create so

20:07I’d love to give a little context to

20:09this um some of the jobs that it might

20:12eliminate are much more administrative

20:14things that um or or research based

20:17things that an AI bot could do on their

20:20own it um has the ability to learn very

20:24quickly and make decisions based on new

20:27data coming in so things like analysts

20:30um technical

20:32writing or coding so things that are are

20:36simply we need Manpower they’re learning

20:39how to allow AI to do those roles and

20:42what it will bring about is a ton of new

20:45opportunities in a space we hear a lot

20:47of people um really want compliance

20:49management

20:51integration um training with for

20:54teams um ethics as it relates to AI

20:59experiened designers so it’s really cool

21:03the opportunities that it’s going to

21:05create and um I think if we start to

21:09think about oh if I wanted that job what

21:11could I do now to get myself ready that

21:14we’d have a whole host of clients in

21:16jobs they love Yeah like even a coder

21:19like what what part of coding is going

21:21to be required that is actually where a

21:25job is is going to be created um it

21:28might not be a coder or even called a

21:30coder but why do you like coding and the

21:32why behind that might be one of these

21:34other roles that you mentioned that you

21:36might get really excited about so

21:38starting to investigate that now is

21:40important yeah for security Engineers

21:44which is still that same kind of Lane

21:46but now we’re talking about security and

21:48how do we write code for AI it’s just a

21:51different um aspect different

21:54applications yeah yeah and I’m curious

21:58did you ask chat gbt this or just

22:01Google I asked Google this I wanted the

22:04lists that are available out on the

22:06internet but I would love to go ahead

22:10and put into chat GPT this is my job

22:13here’s what I do you know in the future

22:16when you AI take over my current job

22:19what will be available for me in the

22:21future and I would imagine it would give

22:24me some answers yeah I think we we

22:26should that’s every every body’s

22:28homework go check that out put their job

22:30in and see what it says it’ll be

22:33interesting absolutely and I would love

22:35to hear from all of you of what are you

22:38most excited about when you think about

22:39AI what are you most worried about and

22:42most importantly what would you like to

22:44hear from us we want to help you get on

22:48the Forefront of this new technology and

22:50all the opportunities it could create

22:52for you so what kind of content or

22:55research can we bring you in this space

22:58yeah for sure we want to hear from

23:00everyone in terms of was this helpful

23:03and do you want to hear more of it and

23:05also what’s specific pieces because I

23:07know I want you to be excited about it

23:09instead of frightened about it and so

23:12that’s hopefully we’ve done a little of

23:14that today yes and to remind everyone

23:17the opposite of worry is Wonder so

23:19instead of worrying about it taking your

23:21job wonder what it can do for you and I

23:24suspect that will change a lot of our um

23:27approaches to to adopting or learning I

23:30love so good about asking that I what I

23:33wonder instead of worry it’s a an

23:36excellent reframe yep well thank you

23:39heather for talking through this with me

23:43and everyone who has made it to the end

23:45of this video yeah it’s been amazing

23:48you’ll check out the link that we’re

23:49going to provide on the Adco video um or

23:53any others that you see pass along any

23:55other resources for us that we can

23:57continue to learn in this space too

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