Leadership going in wrong direction to thrive from new great upheavals and uncertainty. Brave leaders know they must change from fighting for short term profit & power. The common good should be the ‘real focus’ for leaders to meet the ‘bold and vital’ Sustainable Development Goals. A sobering alert from the economist Jeffrey Sachs.
A stark alert that leaders are creating disruption and disorder, not working to grip and overcome them. Leadership must change to avoid repeat of horrors of 20th century.
Leaders be inspired. Be confident. Turn fantasy into vision. Break the rules and “surf the waves”. Failure is just a state of mind. Gunter Pauli of My Blue Economy explains how to face disruption & uncertainty.
Cassandra Kelly works ‘with those who dare’. She advises leaders that it is ok to be afraid, vulnerable & not to know. Too many rely on rewards, incentives, skills, attributes that are ‘no longer sufficient for today’.
Leaders will be winners if they act smartly on issues like Climate Change, creating more economic and tech efficiency along with happier and healthier people.
CEOs are taking the first steps to rethink how companies can be a force for good in society. Indra Nooyi says they must have great courage and conviction - the time has come to act.
How to overcome struggles facing leaders? Be adaptable, engage with staff, and take time out from your job. Aim to achieve consensus for change and new ways of working.
Not taking risks to change now is biggest risk leadership takes. The Siemens & Maersk chairman says leaders must urgently challenge business models to ‘unleash human potential to innovate’.
Leadership in government, business and civil society is frozen. It can’t keep up with risk. Visionary ex-top UK official Tom Fletcher says the huge majority who struggle can succeed by learning from leaders who ‘thrive as a result of changing’.
Business as usual is dead. Leaders who don’t get this will be ‘dead’ too. But with new risk - especially the climate emergency - comes big new opportunity, according to Philippe Joubert.
For struggling leadership experimentation is the name of the game. Plus agility and capacity to test, redirect, stop and start again. Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Director of the JEDI initiative to counter disruption, describes how disruption can be overcome.
The three things all leaders can learn from DBS Bank's Paul Cobban: have high expectations, create psychological safety for staff and step aside and let them get on with it.
Paul Polman speaks to Thinking the Unthinkable founder and director Nik Gowing at the IMD Business School in Lausanne on 29 August 2019
Chapter Zero is a new, fast-growing network of company chairs and directors. Its Chair, Julie Baddeley, wants leaders to be mobilised urgently to act on the Climate Emergency.
Business leaders and politicians must think far more boldly and longer term to embrace the huge challenges in a world where things are changing in an ‘unprecedented way’.
Hans-Paul Burkner spoke to TtU's Nik Gowing about the change in attitude of the global leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019.
Halla Tomasdottir spoke to TtU's Nik Gowing at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos in 2019. She said business as usual is not an option for today's leaders.
The former Vice President of Egypt and Nobel Peace Prize winner says leaders must pass the baton to the younger generation and create a new class of leadership.
Leaders are failing to adapt in this moment of ‘great transformation’, says José Manuel Barroso. They must leave their bubble & understand the global trends shaping the future of mankind.
Anna Gong on why leaders fail to handle disruption and resist innovation. How leaders who claim to be innovators or accelerators often are not.