Leading Transformation – A CEO Summit
CEO SUMMIT REPORT SERIES
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Part One, CEO Summit Report Series
GROWTH IS A CHOICE. FOCUS ON THE CURVE BENDERs.
September 2018Bose Corp. is building on its leadership in audio technology to open up a new growth space in consumer health & wellness with hearing, sleep, and fitness applications. S&P Global has transformed from a conglomerate to a focused financial insights firm investing in new AI models and cloud services, while expanding into China and emerging markets. Hertz Corp. is moving beyond car rentals to become a fleet management and logistics company positioned for a world of interconnected vehicles, ride sharing, and autonomous driving. Intermountain Healthcare is expanding its view of healthcare by running pilots addressing non-medical determinants such as housing instability, food insecurity, and domestic violence.
Part Two, CEO Summit Report Series
ALIGNING LEADERSHIP, ACTIVATING CULTURE CHANGE
October 2018Daimler AG no longer just sells its automobiles but has launched Europe’s largest car-sharing service, so that customers can use their smart phone to rent nearby vehicles by the minute.
Singapore’s DBS Bank redesigned its tradition-bound culture by becoming a “26,000-person startup,” a customer-obsessed, data-driven learning organization creating digital platforms for its global expansion.
Steelcase is moving beyond furniture and physical office design to create a flexible “space-as-a-service” business model, enabling workers to be productive anywhere and anytime.
Nestlé is transforming into a firm focused on research-driven nutrition, health, and wellness—by launching autonomously managed ventures.
As these firms have shown, pursuing “new and different” growth outside the traditional core requires new organizational structures as well as visionary leadership.
To come to a new understanding of how leaders can best navigate new growth, delegates and presenters at both of our 2018 CEO Summit events—held in Munich in June and Boston in August—traded insights on organizational alignment and leading culture change across the enterprise.
In Part 2 of our summit series, we are focusing on organizational issues that were brought to life at the Munich event at the state-of-the-art Steelcase Learning + Innovation Center.
TOWARDS A NEW LEADERSHIP OPERATING MODEL
December 2018Transforming organizations in the face of disruptive change is arguably the most important challenge facing leadership teams. Existing practices that focus almost exclusively on execution are simply not up to that challenge. Leaders need to find ways to place an equal emphasis on adaptability, exploration, and learning.
How would a new, more balanced leadership operating model work? What would it look like? What kind of disciplines, practices and literacies do tomorrow’s leaders need in order to thrive in a world of increasing ambiguity and uncertainty?
In Part 3 of our 2018 CEO Summit series, we distill leadership lessons from our Boston summit—and explore what we can learn from the organizations that are at the forefront of this new approach.