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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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

Digital is Inevitable … But Not your Success

Digital is Inevitable...But Not Your Success By Ira Kaufman Digital Transformation has evolved from being a questionable threat to an accepted inevitability. But your success meets many obstacles and is far from guaranteed. Digital is an imperative and pervasive across all operations. Businesses are trying to seize the opportunity shortening traditional strategic planning and searching [...]

2017-10-10T13:31:30+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

Are YOU a Transformative Leader?

Are YOU a Transformative Leader? By Ira Kaufman   In our ever shifting world, the leader is the fulcrum for directing transformation. Organizational change is often stressful and difficult. By anchoring their intention and clarifying their purpose, leaders define a clear path for the mindset and culture required to realize transformation. Most businesses and organizations [...]

2017-10-10T13:34:35+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

Global Transformation Corps

  Our GTC Challenge “Reimagining global capitalism and entrepreneurship”  By JE Rash and Ira Kaufman               As we face escalating local and global challenges (e.g. health, climate change, inter-ethnic violence, food security, education, women’s empowerment and job creation), we need to reimagine the meaning of capitalism, entrepreneurship and what [...]

2017-10-10T13:37:06+00:00 April 8th, 2017|