Innovate. Despite Uncertainty.
Because What You Do Right Now
Defines Your Future
INSIGHT, STRATEGIES, ACTION PLANS TO THRIVE
HERE’S THE MINDSET YOU NEED TO HAVE
You need proven strategies for ensuring that you are not a casualty in this great global economic reset which is unfolding at a blistering pace as nations struggle to contain Covid-19, and manage one of the most complex business and governance challenges of our lifetime. Watch this clip.
Leadership insight is critical – future trends, battle tested strategies, and action plans for aggressive innovation. I’ve got 3 virtual keynotes that provide you what you need, summarized in this clip.
Motivational, Strategic Guidance For An Era Of Uncertainty
“I’ve carefully studied the strategies that world class innovators pursue, the concepts that drive them, and the actions they take to become a success in this complex new world.
The concepts below are the attributes that drive their success and guides their actions.”
“NEVER DOUBT FOR A MOMENT THE POTENTIAL BENEFIT OF INITIATIVE!”
Going back to ‘where we were’ just isn’t going to happen. Many real leaders are realizing that very quickly and are taking the initiative to define their future by going out and building new ones. If you want to move your leadership forward, you will have to embrace the fact that this online world is your world too. Insight into trends and what the future may hold doesn’t need to be done in person, the online world can be just as effective in helping to take the initiative to get moving!
“THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC HAS CREATED A WAR BETWEEN FAST MOVING EVENTS AND PREVIOUSLY SLOW MOVING ORGANIZATIONS!”
Faster innovation, disruption and industry transformation – trends that have accelerated because organizations are being forced into the future, whether they like it or not.
It’s funny what happens when your survival depends on it!
“ARE YOU STUCK IN TODAY’S PANDEMIC-RUT? FIND THE SWITCH TO ACTIVATE YOUR TOMORROW!”
As we move into the next phase of this global crisis smart organizations will get out of their indecision funk and become aggressive with the deployment of smart technologies! Factory 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, Cobots(cooperate robots) and much more!!
“YOUR WISHFUL THINKING THAT WE CAN JUST PRESS A MAGIC BUTTON TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY AND GO BACK TO NORMAL – IS EXACTLY THAT!”
We are living through the most disruptive, transformative, challenging economic time of our lifetime. Our old world is gone!
Accept that fact and you are ready to move on into this new world of unbelievable opportunity!
“YOU WON’T GET AHEAD BY BEING SMALL AND TIMID WHEN THE BIGGEST, BOLDEST CHALLENGES OF YOUR LIFETIME ARE OCCURRING ALL AROUND YOU!”
This is a time to think big and give it all you’ve got! The skills you deployed before all this will not be the same as what you will need going forward, customers will not come rushing back and the process you used to create things will not exist in the same form as before. To you things might be unrecognizable, but the opportunities are massive!
“HISTORY HAS TAUGHT US THAT IN AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, ONLY 10% OF ORGANIZATIONS BECOME BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMERS. WILL YOU JOIN US?”
60% will muddle their way through, 30% won’t make it, 10% will seize the opportunity of uncertainty and turn it into a path forward.
Who do you choose to be?
Driven by relentless determination to reinvent (yet again!) I don’t mind saying that I’m already in the 10%.
“VOLATILITY, UNCERTAINTY, COMPLEXITY, AMBIGUITY. THIS IS YOUR REALITY. DEAL WITH IT. KEEP INNOVATING!”
V – volatility – mass rate of change
U – uncertainty – nothing will ever by the same
C – complexity – decision factors x 10!
A – ambiguity – lack of clarity
These are the leadership attributes that should define you today.
FAILING AT THE FUTURE: 10 REASONS WHY SOME COMPANIES WILL MISS OUT ON THE ECONOMIC UPTURN!
Futurist Jim Carroll: “Over time I have seen and have worked with two different types of organizations and leaders. I’ve seen innovation failures – companies that are stuck in their economic rut and unable to figure out what to do next. In other cases I’ve encountered some real pioneers and fast-movers. They are the innovation leaders – they go forward by innovating, changing and adapting.
So what’s holding the innovation laggards back? I think there are several common attributes:
- Fear of the unknown
- Inertia is easy
- It’s easy to avoid tough decisions
- An unwillingness to confront the truth
- A short term focus
- A culture that is risk adverse
- Paralyzed by the fear of failure
- Failure to adapt at fast markets
- A refusal or unwillingness to adapt to new methodologies and ideas
- A loss of confidence
ACTION PLANS TO KILL YOUR AGGRESSIVE INDECISION
The global pandemic of 2020 has changed every assumption you have made about the future. You need to change your leadership style now.
- Stop waiting. Start doing.
- Kill indecision. It’s sclerotic.
- Don’t seek certainty. It’s gone.
- Take on more risk. Volatility demands it.
- Motivate your team. They’re worried.
- Pursue bold ideas. Because the time is now.
- Speed up. Because it’s just faster.
- Rethink your future. It’s different (obviously).
- Be bold. History doesn’t reward the timid.
- Be a fast leader, not a slow follower.
POSTS ABOUT THE RECOVERY
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“Confront your reality - your biggest potential always comes from solving your most complex problems!” - Futurist
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Moving Forward : Discovering Opportunity in this era of Volatility and Uncertainty!
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Daily Inspiration: “The thing about con-men – at least they are consistent in meeting our lowered expectations!”
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Video Playlist: The Trends that Define Your Post Pandemic Future
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