Real Time Insight On Our Eventual Post-Pandemic Future
From the World’s Leading Futurist
Via the World’s Top Virtual Speaker’s Broadcast Studio!
When you build a global career that has you providing advice, guidance and insight on the future and disruptive innovation to global leaders, you develop a little bit of critical insight along the way.
Organizations like the World Bank, NASA, Disney, Nikon, Microsoft and hundreds more have brought me in for senior leadership or customer events. Each has involved a unique issue or topic – I’ve become recognized worldwide for the highly customized keynotes for rock solid research and insight. I’ve decided a great way to utilize this insight is to start up a video leadership series from my virtual broadcast studio.
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? That’s what I’m covering in this unique video series, filmed in my world-class virtual broadcast studio (it’s in my basement!)
What are the lessons we can learn from the big issues that global powerhouses have been dealing with? I’ve had a front-row seat to the disruptive trends that are shaping their strategies – and the innovative mindset they need to pursue to get there intact.
Here’s the inaugaural, introductory ‘show’ – it will give you an idea of what I will be covering. I’ll be filming every 2-4 days, and will be posting the videos on social media, here on my blog, and summarizing them on this page at https://leadership.jimcarroll.com
NASA: Transformation Leadership
NASA has had me in twice – and this particular ‘show’ outlines the powerful concept of ‘transformational leadership,’ critical as you navigate your way into a vastly different post-pandemic future.
The organization was faced with dramatically different circumstances – but it was the transformational mindset that provided a pathway to the future. It’s a powerful lesson that applies now as you begin your journey to an eventual post pandemic world.
Disney – Upside Down Innovation
Did you see the news @Disney? 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.
The key focus of my keynote for them was on “upside down innovation” – a powerful concept that applies to your path today in your event post-pandemic world. 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.
Burger King / Yum Brands – Recovery Oriented Mindset
In 2009, the future was a dark and dreary idea – the great economic meltdown of 2008 resulted in a lot of clouded opportunity about the future.
In that context, the CEOs of these two global fast casual / fast food companies brought me into major events in Las Vegas for my insight on ‘how to innovate in an era of uncertainty.
The key theme? Recovery oriented leadership.
The Energy Industry – Accepting Reality
In this one, I confront the issue of the reality of the oil/energy industry and the future of our economy in the context of our eventual post-pandemic economy.
One of the most important leadership skills going forward into this new, volatile and uncertain world is ensuring you establish a solid message of reality for your team; denial is a strategy for failure.
This is a particularly important message in the context of our fraught political environment and the different attitudes that people have towards how we might eventually get to economic recovery,
The Future of the Meetings Industry
My editorial commentary on the future of meetings and conference industry. Twenty-five years on stage have taught me that the strategic purpose of the event needs to come first – and that all the safety protocols don’t mean a damn when people don’t respect them. That’s reality.
The industry is dying. I’m in the business of reality. You might not like my message or like me, but that’s my gig.
The PGA of America : Disruptive Innovation
Organizations and industries get stuck – they develop an organizational sclerosis that clogs up their ability to respond to the trends that define their future.
That was the message I carried into the annual general meeting of the PGA of America in 2010 – I was invited in by then current President Jim Remy to talk about opportunities for big, bold thinking to align to opportunities for growth. I spent quite a bit of time talking about the “innovation killers.’
Today, there are new pandemic-related innovation excuses that organizations and industries make – they’re detailed on the page, Revisiting the Innovation Killers in the Era of Covid-19. Read them, study them, and learn about what you need to do to keep moving foreword!
The Swiss Innovation Forum
A video about my keynote for the Swiss Innovation Forum in Zurich. As a new late-in-life skier (I took it up at the age of 40!), there was a lot of links between my innovation message and my experience learning to master a complex sport. But it was a home run – I got to ski the Swiss Alps!
Going into our post-pandemic world, reinventing ourselves on a continuous basis will be a key to a successful future. In this story, I draw a parallel between my observations at this major global innovation conference and my experience out on the hills!
The Wall Street Journal
A video about the time the WSJ – the Wall Street Journal – had me in for a talk to senior business leaders. The context? The psychological impact of the great economic meltdown of 2008-2009 was still a challenge to be dealt with ; the mindset of many people was far too focused on the negativity around them rather than the positivity that exists in aligning to what comes next.
I took a look at that issue in my short talk and time on a panel discussion, bringing up the point of ‘aggressive indecision‘ which seems to envelop the mindset of such leaders. Think about that phrase – it might be the foundation of your future-alignment (or lack thereof) at this very moment as we eventually make our way into a post-pandemic world.