Category: leadership

Meet Futurist Gerd Leonhard in London October 4: Keynote at BREAKOUT2017: Ethical codes for a digital age

I am delighted to be able to contribute to this unique event in London, on October 4 2017 (for more details and updates go here). My keynote will be on AI and other exponential technologies, in the context of digital ethics. Get your tickets. Digital technologies are disrupting the world around ...

My recent presentations in Greece: Sargia Exponential Leadership Event, and CEO Clubs Event Athens April 26/27

UPDATED CEO Clubs Event slide-deck:  technology, humanity, the future of humanity.. and Greece: PDF 15MB: CEO Clubs Greece Technology Humanity The Future Public lowres 2. Leadership seminar: that was a really amazing event!  Here is the PDF with my slide-deck (expanded version with online polls):  PDF: sargia leadership athens gerd leonhard PUBLIC DECK low ...

The disruptive forces of technology surrounding wealth management (Futurist Gerd Leonhard featured in UBS Asia video)

I went to HongKong in December 2015 to spend a day with the UBS Wealth Management team, and talk about the key future trends and how to prepare for them. Banking expert and innovator Steve Monaghan joined me for the day. As part of these activities we shot some video and UBS is ...

The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is a summarised version of my chapter from the book ‘The ...

An important leadership lesson from Garry Kasparov: what works today may not work tomorrow

via HBR.org Chess champion Garry Kasparov on coaching and competition: “There’s this conventional wisdom that it’s possible to give universal advice — a tip. But we’re all different. Your decision-making process is as unique as your fingerprints or your DNA. Something that works for you may be counterproductive for me. Some of us are more ...

IBM’s global C-Suite Study 2015. Key message: form your own futures squad!

IBM just published their 2015  global C-Suite study – and it points clearly in one direction: companies and their leaders are spending more time and resources on contemplating their future – and they are turning to external thought-leaders for advise. I can only confirm that – the interest in future-discovery has skyrocketed ...

Great theme and video: labels are for cans not for people (coca cola ad campaign)

Didier Marlier, a good friend, leadership expert and fellow Futures Agency speaker / member, posted a great story about labelling people today, here, entitled  “relationships are pathways to the intelligence of the system” The video below was embedded in his post – it shows how different people think about each other when ...

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