“What comes next? What are you going to do about it?” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I love a great stage!
This one was in Connecticutt for LeGrand – a manufacturing company that needed a good look into the future of their industry for their senior executives on a wide variety of specific trends. It’s an example of where my business has been heading for 15+ years – away from association events and general conferences, towards very specific, CEO-level corporate meetings that are focused on some extremely customized topic issue.
The stage? Typical of what I began to see over time as companies started to invest heavily in these all-important team meetings. Here’s a short highlight clip – and the moment I was brought on stage to David Bowie’s Starman!
Does the quote neatly summarize my opening comments for many audiences? For sure!
Do you really know what trends are going to disrupt your world?
With that in mind, what do you plan to do about it?
Given the crisis of the last 16 months, many organizations had little time to think about these issues – they’ve been focused on triage, surviving, getting by. They’ve compressed 10 years of trends into but a few months as they focused on getting through the pandemic.
But now, as some regions begin to emerge into an era of recovery, they are once again beginning to think about their future beyond basic pressing, immediate issues – and are looking for guidance on what comes next. And more importantly, insight on what they need to do about it. The future promises to be faster than it was pre-Covid, the trends have more impact, and the world has accelerated.
As a tour guide that takes my audiences into the future, I look forward to challenging them once again!