What’s your path forward from the global pandemic? How will you ensure that you are aligned to the new trends that define your future while the old trends that were disrupting you march on at a furious space?
Here’s the second little ‘show’ I did yesterday as part of my “Notable Keynotes: Lessons in Leadership” series – in this case, “My Keynote @Disney.”
Did you see the news? They’ve basically given up for a long time on their theme park and other ‘real world’ businesses, and are going to max out their efforts with streaming. They’ve accepted reality.
Have you? Companies and individuals who are still trying to figure out how to recreate our ‘old world’ in new circumstances are slowly coming to grips with the fact that even if they do so, the customer won’t want it. Eventually, like Disney, they come to a realization that they’d better max out what they can do in the new world rather than trying to fix up their old world.
What leads them to this path? A focus on customer-oriented innovation – it was that theme that had them invite me in for a leadership talk some years back – and it’s a mindset that still defines their future. Watch and learn – and then, innovate and adapt.