Highlights from Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s discussion with Thinking the Unthinkable’s Nik Gowing, at the Kiev International Economic Forum.
For struggling leadership experimentation is the name of the game. Plus agility and capacity to test, redirect, stop and start again.
How to overcome struggles facing leaders? Be adaptable, engage with staff, ‘take time out from your job’. Aim to achieve ‘consensus for change’ and ‘new ways of working’.
‘We have rise of #populism and like everyone else we have not worked out what to do about it’. Estonia President @KerstiKaljulaid confirms challenge for even successful political #leaders from what #thinkunthink labels #pushbackism #fortuneglobal pic.twitter.com/D79j59SWzA— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) November 19, 2019
Acute pressure building for change - from employees, customers, and #NextGen. Response is linear, but urgency means it must now be exponential says @CFigueres #UNFCCC #climateemergency #fortuneglobal#leadership pic.twitter.com/Lkq8xjn7qD— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) November 19, 2019
Three alerts to #leadership from @PaulPolman: 1. People feel they are too small to matter 2. Theory of change is simple - focus on the #CEO 3. The middle class is suffering - erode middle class and you threaten #democracy. #fortuneglobal #leaders #pushbackism pic.twitter.com/0lec9bbm0J— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) November 19, 2019
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