If you study the screen carefully to the right, you’ll note that the current slide from my deck states, “Time to market and corporate agility are the new corporate capabilities.” In other words, it’s your ability to keep an innovation-oriented focus in order to deal with the new challenges that surround you, that will define how well you will get through.
I’ve had a few recent keynotes that have built on this theme, using the title, “Moving Beyond the Meltdown: Aligning Yourself for Growth Through Innovation.” Here’s the session description that has been put together:
In the face of widespread economic volatility, organizations have three essential choices: they can panic, making rash decisions on structure, markets, investments; they can freeze and do nothing; or they can respond to rapid change through innovation, particularly with respect to strategies, structure, capabilities, markets, products, and activities.
Jim Carroll, one of the world’s leading futurists, trends & innovation experts with clients such as Lincoln Financial, Caterpillar, the Walt Disney Organization and Nestle, shares his insight on the strategies that leading edge organizations are pursuing to stay ahead of the economy.
It’s timely and critical insight! Many CEO’s and senior executives understand that in addition to managing existing challenges, now is the time to focus on trends and the future. They know that they need to act quickly to establish an innovative mindset to get there intact. Jim provides his unique insight on staying ahead in volatile times, through his signature keynote addresses, after-dinner talks, discussions at small intimate management/Board meetings, or by speaking and participating in senior management and leadership meetings.
It’s obvious there are quite a few CEO’s and senior management groups who are organizing meetings quite quickly, so that they can share strategy, insight, and concepts on managing their way through the correction. I’m finding it fascinating to be on the receiving end of so many inquiries to participate; obviously, my message is striking a chord.