My new book prepares executives for the challenge of creating a culture of exploration and discovery and shaping strategic transformation in times of profound disruption. Within the framework of a value creating enterprise, the significance of a dynamic future-proofing strategy lies in bridging the gap between business competence and the creation of new wealth.
This is a book about leadership, awareness, intelligent informed opinion, and rapid action in a time of change. The ability to achieve business goals by incorporating disruptive technologies and their driving forces, is critical to an organization's survival. Corporate boards, CEO's, COO's and all operational leadership, must align in support of any action directed at making the most out of disruptive technologies.
The purpose of this book is to give leaders an understanding of disruptions as they affect the nature of culture, and the driving forces that push a society into new levels of awareness, action and becoming. Disruption moves society from one level of existence to the next, and to be future proof, leaders must demonstrate their ability to adapt to changing dynamics, with creativity and complex thinking as the key to ensuring that they learn, and innovate, at the same time. Tactical agility in future-proofing enables employees at all levels to innovate, and take intelligent risks, while pursuing a clear strategy. Strategic agility in future-proofing enables the organization as a whole to identify and evaluate important trends and changes in the business environment, and empowers individuals to adapt dynamically to the new reality. Companies recognizing disruptions in the early stages of amplification can convert potentially existential threats into transformative opportunities.
Future proofing is not about predicting the future, it is about creating it. It is about realizing the immensity of being human, in an age of rapid technological advancements, and setting new goals from this understanding, leading to a new destination. New goals open up new timelines, and new timelines lead to transformative change in organizations.
Emerald Publishing Limited. Hardcover. 230 pages. 152 x 229mm. Release date: February 18, 2021