2020’s most popular – and some predictions for 2021

Winding down? Or still working at full throttle? Either way, I hope you find something thought-provoking and useful from some of my favourite sources as we near the end of 2020 – and wonder what 2021 has in store.

2020’s most popular TED talks
If you want to catch up on TED, take your pick from their most popular. If you’ve had a particularly tough time this year, Dr Lucy Hone’s ‘3 secrets of resilient people’ is profoundly emotional to watch but well worth it. As she says, ‘resilient people know that S*&t happens.’

British Psychological Society’s Research Digest
Always a great feed, recent popular posts have dealt with ‘Maladaptive Daydreaming’, narcissism and new mothers – and of course, the Coronavirus Pandemic, along with remote working.

Harvard Business Review
A mix of current and timeless topics are tackled in their most popular article list. Their ’10 must-reads 2020’ is available for purchase.

DDI’s Leadership Blog
Until the hot topics for 2021 are added, what we can look at is their hot topics for this year – and see which were hot topics for you.

CCL’s leadership advice
Centre for Creative Leadership looks back at the most valued of their leadership advice posts. Topics include resilience, communicating in a crisis and virtual learning.

The best of McKinsey’s 2020 insights
This year, the consultancy firm’s Gen Z colleagues were tasked with choosing their top picks.

So…what’s next? The Economist predicts…
As the editor of the Economist’s ‘The World in 2021’ asks: “DO YOU FEEL lucky? The number 21 is connected with luck, risk, taking chances and rolling the dice”. Buckle up and read ‘Ten trends to watch in the coming year’.



Dawn is the author of ‘The Feedback Book’ and ‘How to be Zoomly at work’





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