Has your life, your industry, your business or your organisation been painfully and irreversibly upended by the Covid-19 crisis? Are you struggling to stay positive, remain relevant, and redesign your future in this utterly uncertain time? Are you trying to boost your resilience and scanning for hope during these difficult times?
The bottom line is that we are not going back to “normal” but that we are heading towards a series of ‘new normals’. Business as usual is quickly fading away, and a new kind of permanent VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) is certain. Once we accept this, I think we can find new ways forward, question our assumptions and discover new possibilities. Only organisations that rapidly comprehend this and adapt (or pivot) will survive and thrive amidst these crushing waves of change. Resilience, collaboration, agility and creativity will replace efficiency as the key objective. From functioning to creating, from KPI to KHI.
While the Corona Crisis has been – and will remain for at least this year – devastating to many of us, and our businesses or organisations it has also resulted in an incredibly unique opportunity for what I call The Great Transformation: a time for reinvention and for change; a time to take bold risks and reap the rewards, a time to reinvent and dare to think different, a time of where dramatic crisis generates radical reinvention.
If your organization’s event, conference or management gathering could use an immersive and uplifting narrative on the with/post-Covid-19 world, this is the talk for you as it addresses the most pressing topics such as:
If your organization or conference needs innovation, inspiration, and leadership now more than ever, consider booking my Great Transformation talk. It has been incredibly well-received by dozens of the world’s top organizations and is tailor-made to position your people to create your best possible future.
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"Working with Gerd was an excellent experience, and he definitely pushed our executives’ thinking forward. Not only did he outline major technological and societal trends affecting our business, he did so in a way that was engaging and personal"
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"CommunicAsia was truly honored to have Gerd Leonhard as one of our keynote speakers for this year. Gerd’s addition to the Summit has been breathtaking and inspirational. His visionary address on The Next 5 years in Global Digital Transformation truly captivated the audience. Thank you for being with us!"
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While there is no know just what a post-vaccine, post-Corona world will look like, that doesn’t mean your organization can put its future indefinitely on hold. And despite the constant waves of accelerated change, many things will still hold true. And many trends are bound to continue.
It is here, in the planning and preparation for a successful post-Covid future, that Gerd shines, sharing non-obvious insights and strategies to help organizations set themselves up for success. We’ve lived through a decade of change in a matter of months, the shockwaves of which will continue to reverberate for years to come.
So, if leading and inspiring your employees or digital conference attendees with thought-provoking foresight into the future and direction of their industry and the economy as a whole would be valuable, consider booking Gerd for your next keynote or innovation summit.