"To thrive [in times of rapid change], organisations that have long been siloed and bureaucratic must become nimble and customer-centric, and command-and-control models must give way to distributed leadership."Deborah Ancona - Seley Distinguished Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is the founder of the MIT Leadership Center.
An undercurrent throughout this year's AEC Advisor's Chief Executive Summit in Manhattan was looming concerns around political upheaval and a softening economy. Pervasive topics of conversation included how leaders might prepare for an uncertain future, and how a business downturn might manifest itself. Chris Swan, Managing Director with TRANSEARCH International, helped sponsor this inaugural event and explains how leaders can prepare for a potential downturn.
Professor Philip Taylor from Federation University Australia and DCA are tackling some misconceptions around age and work.
An interesting perspective from Roman Molek, Managing Partner & Board Member of TRANSEARCH in the Czech & Slovak Republic, on 'How to Successfully Destroy Disruptive Innovation with Your Original Business and Become a Global Industry Leader'. (in Czech)
Over many years, TRANSEARCH International have developed a unique set of tools that has enabled organisations to clearly articulate what they are looking for when hiring, based on a clear definition of their current culture.
Studies show that psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and sticking your neck out without fear of having it cut off - just the types of behaviour that lead to market breakthroughs. So how can you increase psychological safety on your own team?
Rapid, constant, and disruptive change is now the norm. Being able to adapt to constantly changing environments in ways that unleash fresh energy, innovation, and commitment is ultimately all about how people learn.
"As a current CFO or emerging financial executive, how profound is your understanding of digital and AI technologies specific to the finance function? How will you glean a deeper understanding of which AI tools your organization can adopt for a competitive advantage?"
Given that by 2020, Millennials will make up more than a third of the global workforce, how this generation will lead others is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in the modern workplace. Here is Bedford's take on the shift and how your company can prepare for Millennial leadership now.
"Companies need to understand the underlying trends in technology and talent and capitalize on them - instead of resisting them - to emerge stronger, more agile, and better able to respond to an ever-changing environment."