Paradigm Shifts and the Light-Core Modality
In our last blog we mentioned how there is no point in waiting for the conditions to improve in a VUCA (Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous) environment such as we’re facing today, because they probably won’t. Mastering VUCA allows your business to claim a point of differentiation that will serve you and your business forever regardless of what is happening in the outside economy. But that requires a paradigmatic shift in how business is conducted that many C-Suite executives haven’t yet mastered.
Welcome to the VUCA Economy
According to the Markit Global Business Outlook Survey , optimism fell sharply in the closing months of 2014, dropping to the lowest levels recorded since the survey began five years ago. More than 6,000 companies took part in the survey and the vast majority reported that their hiring and investment plans were at or near post-crisis lows; price expectations had deteriorated dramatically as well. The survey reported that business optimism fell across the board in all of the world’s largest developed countries, while business expectations fell throughout the main emerging markets. No one appears to be immune from the new wave of discouragement sweeping our world.
Inspirational Women In Technology Part Two
In my last post, I shared the stories of Julie Simpson, Gavriella Schuster and Sarah Gray, 3 of 5 women who were spotlighted at the Women In Technology luncheon I attended in July. Their insights provided me so much perspective on ambition and success that I felt compelled to share my discoveries.
Inspirational Women In Technology Part One
Now more than ever, it is so important to come together, think positively about our future and work towards the change we want to see. This past July, I was invited to attend the Women In Technology fundraising luncheon hosted by the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), and it was such an honour. They selected four guest speakers and a host who are all incredibly dynamic and inspirational women who are dedicated to giving back and supporting women in particular, to realise their full potential and contribute fully to the world.
Leadership as Action