There are many reasons to be hopeful about the future but deep uncertainty and confusion still prevails. It sometimes feels like we’ve lost the plot on what was once ‘normal’ or ‘business as usual‘ – there is a lot of questioning and reckoning, from climate change and decarbonisation to capitalism, globalisation and multilateralism. We are entering a decade of deep transformation, and Gerd believes that increased ‘future-readiness‘ will be crucial.
Now more than ever before, every organisation needs to keep talking to its people as well as its stakeholders, clients, customers and partners, while constantly up-skilling its leaders and its workforce.
This is where Gerd comes in. Beyond his experience on conference stages around the globe and working with the likes of Microsoft, Audi, Lego, Mastercard, DELL Technologies, UBS, Electronic Arts, the European Commission, and many more Fortune 500 companies, governments and NGOs, his industry-defining presentations and commitment to digital excellence has allowed him to become the world’s leading virtual speaker and presenter for those organizations that look not only to survive but to thrive.
Have a look at his latest virtual talks, here on Youtube and embedded below, and his new speaking topics (core topics linked above)
Our future is certain to be a kind of ‘perpetual VUCA’ (volatility, uncertainty complexity and ambiguity), and many leaders and their organizations find themselves at a loss for what to do and how to plan for the future. In this context, Gerd Leonhard can bring some much-needed clarity and hope.
If your organisation or your event needs a truly innovative and inspiring thinker with almost two decades of keynoting, training and advisory experience, Gerd Leonhard is the right choice. Gerd is ready to help your people navigate the massive societal and technological changes that are already here or approaching fast, arming them with the skills,
insights and foresight needed to not only survive but to thrive in the upcoming megashifts poised to disrupt the world as we know it. The Future is better than we think – we just need to pay more attention to it!
For more about Gerd’s popular, visually engaging, anything-but-ordinary virtual keynote style, please have a look at these examples of the dozens of highly popular presentations he’s given over the years and throughout the Corona Crisis, or have a look at our uncut, full-length keynotes video page.
Amidst the fears and everyday realities of wars and more pandemics, the urgency to address global warming and the societal challenges of technological hyper-transformation the world continues to change at a mind-boggling pace. Radical and once unthinkable climate-emergency measures like new carbon taxes (such as for airline tickets or for buying meat) are becoming increasingly likely as consumers and concerned citizens around the world push for real and unheard-of change.
On top of the many challenges brought on by the pandemic and the Russia/Ukraine war, the urgency to address global warming and the mounting societal challenges of technological hyper-transformation, the world continues to change at a mind-boggling pace. Radical and once unthinkable climate-emergency measures like new carbon taxes (such as for aviation or for eating meat) are becoming increasingly likely as consumers and concerned citizens around the world push for real change. At the same time, Company CEO’s are touting their new commitments to stakeholder values, not just shareholder values. Tensions abound.
What kind of future do we want? Is our current economic logic even suitable for the future? Will ‘free and open markets’ deliver solutions for these complex global issues?
‘Green New Deals‘ are blossoming everywhere. New funding is flowing into climate change adaptation and mitigation, with potentially 10s of Millions of new jobs in sustainability-focused sectors in the near future. The global shift towards a new kind of capitalism will reboot markets around the world in the next 5-7 years as we transition from the outdated single bottom-line of GDP-Growth and Profit to what I call the quadruple bottom-line: People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity * aka sustainable capitalism, post-capitalism or conscious capitalism. Visit my new Good Future Hub for constant updates.