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R(E)volution of Management…Facing the Challenges of World4.0    

“There’s a transformative shift in business, and what worked before is no longer an option. It’s time for evolved entrepreneurs, visionary creators, and changemakers to rewrite the rules of business for the 21st century.” Tony Hsieh, Founder, CEO Zappos   (Amazon owned), recognized uncoventional business strategist, Designer of Corporate  Happinness Culture                    Who’s Knocking?  Every morning [...]

2018-06-07T21:22:47+00:00June 7th, 2018|

Catalytic Leadership Lab Launched

The Catalytic Leadership Lab was launched in collaboration with the Legacy International's Professional Fellows Program . There were 20 entrepreneurial fellows from both Tunisia and Morocco between the ages of 25-40 years . They were immersed in values based , impact driven training that resulted in the design and implementation of a social impact project. They [...]

2018-06-02T16:11:09+00:00June 2nd, 2018|

World4.0 … Define, Leverage, Scale

We invite your insights of World4.0. The following is a some background. In 1998 the United States War College described the VUCA world as “Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous.” VUCA is used to define the challenges executives face in today's global business world. Enter World 3.0, economist, Pankaj Ghemawat, challenges the assumptions behind globalization. He calls for a world that can secure [...]

2018-06-02T15:48:20+00:00June 2nd, 2018|

I’m not getting educated for my future! Part I: What I Need to Thrive as a Leader

  This post reflects a conversation on preparing future leaders between a millennial student and a baby boomer leadership strategist. Their impressions and challenges are revealed below. Millennial Student speaks:  As a college student living in this increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) age, I’m not getting educated for my future as a leader. Although [...]

2018-05-07T04:29:53+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Strategic Harmony… 21 Solutions to Our Shattered World

By Ira Kaufman and Velimir Srića Most people see the world as it is and get frustrated. We need people who see the world as it could be and get ready to change it! This paraphrase of a well-known quote is the reason why, for the last year or so, my fellow inspired Catalyzer and [...]

2018-04-01T20:03:14+00:00April 1st, 2018|

Embracing catalytic leadership in the digital marketplace

Jeanette Teh explores what embracing ‘digital’ actually means for companies in the current marketplace. Twenty years ago last month, Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the Google domain name, a misspelling of the mathematical term of one followed by a hundred zeroes to denote the large quantities of data that it would handle. Renamed from [...]

2018-01-11T18:10:02+00:00January 11th, 2018|

Our Shattered World… The Business Challenge

Most people see the world as it is and get frustrated. We need people who see the world as it could be and get ready to change it!  This paraphrase of a well-known quote is the reason why, for the last year or so, my fellow inspired Transformer and Skype pal, Velimir Srića and I began a journey to [...]

2018-01-07T14:59:23+00:00January 9th, 2018|

Leaders Reinvented: From Leader to Catalyzer

In the changing digital global marketplace, the executive faces a turbulent VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous). This uncomfortable milieu faces executives with challenging tension points and decisions that many have no experience or data to draw upon. Beth Comstock calls it the Emergent Era, where ambiguity rules and change is the new normal. Most executives do not [...]

2018-01-06T20:08:49+00:00January 4th, 2018|

Reimagining Entrepreneurship… “Winning is Winning”

“The current technology and venture capital structure is broken. It rewards quantity over quality, consumption over creation, quick exits over sustainable growth, and shareholder profit over shared prosperity. It chases after “unicorn” companies bent on “disruption” rather than supporting businesses that repair, cultivate, and connect. Sex & Startups. Many entrepreneurs strive to become the next Mark [...]

2018-01-14T20:46:25+00:00January 4th, 2018|

Was Hitler a Transformative Leader?

Was Hitler a Transformative Leader? By Ira Kaufman As disruption and exponential change confront our institutions and marketplace, our leaders must become agents of “sustainable” transformation. Truly, there is a necessity for “transformative leaders” to address our complex problems of inequality, climate change, job creation, domestic violence and indigenous rights. But who are these leaders? [...]

2017-10-10T13:29:59+00:00July 20th, 2017|