Finesse your career prospects so you are positioned to evolve in a sphere where there is room to grow. At some point in your career, this may mean targeting an industry that has richer prospects than the one you have come to know. John Ryan explains what to keep in mind as you tool your reinvention.
There is one fact of life that is impossible to ignore - tomorrow will be (very) different. More specifically, the rate of change is getting faster - and about to get much faster. Culture plays a key role in change no matter the degree of change envisaged. Tomorrow's successful leader will be someone who can slalom through the white water of unanticipated disruption and culture change.
"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.