Deep Human: Practical Superskills for a Future of Success
Crystal & Dr Gregor Lim-Lange
What separates you from the robots?
How can you thrive in tomorrow’s workplace? Experts predict that within the next few years, you will need an extra 101 days of learning to remain relevant at work, but what skills should you hone?
Authors Crystal and Dr Gregor Lim-Lange combine their expertise in leadership and psychology to share five timeless superskills that will help you unlock your fullest potential.
- Focus & mindfulness
- Complex communication
- Adaptive resilience
Deep Human offers practical tools, unexpected insights and inspiring real-life stories so you can build a successful and meaningful life no matter what lies ahead.
About the Authors
Crystal Lim-Lange is an expert on future-readiness, an education pioneer and a public speaker on the global stage. She is the CEO of Forest Wolf, a future-readiness consultancy, and Strategic Advisor to Minvera Project, one of the most innovative universities globally. Prior to Forest Wolf, Crystal was the founding Director of the National University of Singapore's Centre for Future-ready Graduates, where she implemented large-scale future-ready skills programmes which have prepared over 15,000 youths for a rapidly changing world. Today, Crystal travels around the world advising corporate and government bodies on how best to prepare for the future and is passionate about shifting consciousness. Crystal also writes for Channel NewsAsia on careers, talent development and life skills.
Dr Gregor Lim-Lange is an expert in the fields of clinical and positive psychology, social emotional intelligence and mindfulness, and the Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist of Forest Wolf. He was previously the Head of Learning & Development at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Future-ready Graduates and a Senior Lecturer in the psychology department. He is also a highly-sought-after educator, psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. Greg is also the co-editor of Clinical Psychology in Singapore, published in 2015.
Praise for Deep Human
“The five Deep Human superskills are beautifully detailed, with real-life examples so that the reader is able to easily relate to them and can immediately start to adopt these in their daily lives ... Leaders who want to create a high-performance culture will not want to miss Deep Human.”
—Chng Sok Hui, chief financial officer of DBS Bank
“Crystal and Greg blend the latest research, and their unique and diverse experience with pragmatic advice on how each of us can lead a more meaningful and successful life, even as the world around us becomes increasingly demanding.”
—Loren I. Shuster, chief people officer at The LEGO Group
“Crystal and Greg’s book describes what lies ahead for future generations and the skill set required to thrive facing the unknown. Inspirational.”
—Volker Krohn, director of Hoffman Centre Australia/Singapore
“Crystal and Greg’s engaging book makes the case for ‘doubling down on human skills’ in a very enjoyable read. The examples and exercises bring concepts to life and cover the ‘so what’ aspect that many books miss.”
—Elaine Yew, senior partner and global co-head of Leadership Advisory Practice, Egon Zehnder
“Crystal and Greg, through their years of experience in helping people future-proof themselves, illustrate how each of us can grow habits today to make us better Deep Humans right now.”
—Michelle Cheo, chief executive of Mewah Group
“Greg and Crystal ... not only select five essential ‘Deep Human super skills’ through years of professional experience but also explain how to learn them, in what order and for what purpose. The book delivers the simple, but often forgotten, recipe to thrive in the world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: be more human not less.”
—Francesco Mancini, associate dean and co-director (Executive Education) of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
“Crystal and Greg are the rare combination of Eastern and Western cultures, corporate leadership and psychology academic experience, masculine and feminine perspectives. I loved how they combined their talents to produce this powerful and fascinating take on living successfully in the modern world.”
—James Tutton, co-founder and director of Smiling Mind, director of Neometro
“Crystal and Greg have a talent for making extremely complicated subjects come across as easy to understand. An entertaining, thoughtful and practical book, this is the missing manual we all need for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
—Patrick Grove, Group CEO of Catcha Group, chairman and co-founder of iflix
“In the age of robots, AI and exponential technologies, we cannot afford to merely become like robots; we need to reconnect to our humanity and become Deep Humans. This book adds much to this important conversation and is a must read in this newly emerging world.”
—Benjamin Butler, futurist and founder of Emerging Future Institute
“Crystal and Greg have the gift of making the complex simple, understandable and relatable … Deep Human is a refreshing way to navigating the workplace and life more skilfully, while also integrating scientific data and facts that support the whole person approach that the world has been waiting for.”
—Michelle L. Maldonado, president and CEO of Lucenscia
“I love the idea of advancing our Deep Human superskills to keep pace with the Deep Technology that humanity is developing. Crystal and Greg do a great job articulating the need for more social emotional intelligence in the future of work. Read this like your life depends on it — because it does.”
—Chade-Meng Tan, Google pioneer, New York Times bestselling author of Search Inside Yourself, co-founder of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
“Deep Human is a game changer for anyone who is serious about personal growth, development and positive change.”
—Dr Tasha Eurich, New York Times bestselling author of Insight and Bankable Leadership
“Crystal and Gregor are pioneers of innovative, effective methods in social-emotional learning, leadership and positive neuroplasticity. With great personal integrity, they have a deep commitment to the lasting welfare of others.”
—Rick Hanson, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain and Resilient
“Crystal and Greg are perhaps one of the most powerful proponents of what it takes to make our students and hence universities produce Future Ready Graduates. They bring to us cutting-edge research and practice which make you want to disrupt what you have today and change before we become obsolete.”
—Dr Pradeep Nair, deputy vice-chancellor at Taylor’s University
Size: 225mm x 152mm
Published: August 2019