Fl!p: Creative strategies for turning challenge into opportunity and change into competitive advantage
The fact that the world is changing is not new to anyone. The more important question is what do we need to do in the face of this change? Whether you be dealing with regulation, global competition, new technology, or demographic shifts - it is crucial that as a leader you take the time to stop, get some elevation and take a fresh look at how to most effectively respond to those changes.
In Peter Sheahan’s case-study rich session, he will explore best-practices from multiple industries that have experienced similar transformative change, and unpack the key insights from those who profited from the change compared to those that became victims to it. Specifically, he will discuss:
- The role assumptions play in blinding us to new opportunities. You cannot take historical beliefs, business models, or approaches to partnerships into the future and expect to generate superior results. You need new thinking for a new environment.
- The importance of clarity and alignment in our strategic response to change. Leaning into the complexity of where the market is going and aligning your organization: your investments, energy, and time to leverage that complexity.
- The need to take intelligent, controlled risks in response to change.
- Collaborating across the value chain to exploit new opportunities. Realizing that we do not have to go it alone, but that we can and should align strategically with both public and private partners to drive elevated impact.
Peter Sheahan Bio
Founder of global consultancy ChangeLabs, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in 9 cities across 3 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.
Peter has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo and Cardinal Health. He is the author of 3 books: Flip, Generation Y and Making it Happen. Peter has delivered more than 2000 presentations to over 300,000 people in 15 different countries, and he has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the industry by the National Speakers Association. In July 2012, he was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame, receiving the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) lifetime achievement award for speaking excellence
ChangeLabs is a behavior change agency working at the intersection of business and social innovation, partnering with leading brands and foundations including Apple, IBM, The Commonwealth Bank Foundation, and Mondelez. In 2013 alone, ChangeLabs delivered more than 17,500 workshops on behalf of its clients around the world. These innovative programs have had a measurable impact on the way people think, buy, and act, transforming intentions into impact. ChangeLabs has advised executives in fields as diverse as manufacturing, health care, telecommunications, financial services and IT.
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