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|

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+00:00July 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+00:00April 8th, 2017|

Who’s Knocking? It’s Disruption — Ready or Not…

Ira Kaufman and Jean AbiNader When Donald Trump seized the presidential election, many pundits shifted from predicting his demise to exploring what they had missed. How did the best political analysts and pollsters with the best data miss the outcome so dramatically? Pundits and experts will discuss possible errors for years to come. This [...]

2017-10-09T12:49:36+00:00February 8th, 2017|

Who is Juliet? 8 Steps to Forming a Personal Global Brand

by Ira Kaufman Why Create a Personal Global Brand? A number of years ago, a news anchor with a major TV station, we’ll call her Juliet, asked to meet with me for coffee to discuss how to use social media to promote her program; she wanted to become a nationally recognized newscaster. I suggested [...]

2017-10-09T13:08:36+00:00February 4th, 2017|

“Destruct” Your Business… Disruption Flipped

Welcome to the conversation. You are one of the million+ executives globally that are challenged by “current business environment of disruption and digital innovation.” Google it! Here’s what comes up … “Digital disruption is at the heart of all the conversations; it has just begun.” “Most businesses are not just concerned about all aspects of [...]

2017-10-10T15:59:36+00:00August 30th, 2016|

Business Leaders need to be Digital Pioneers…BUT are they prepared?

Who are the leaders of today …tomorrow?  … Are they Digital Pioneers? Leadership is a courageous journey to disrupt the old, amplify the new, and propel the global community forward. “To grasp the digital opportunity… enterprises need to “flip” from old to new in terms of information and technology leadership, value leadership and people [...]

2017-10-10T03:22:16+00:00June 8th, 2016|

Are You a World Class Digital Leader?

Three months ago in preparing for a presentation at the World Marketing Summit in Tokyo, Professor Philip Kotler, the grandfather of modern marketing, challenged me with the question- What does it take to be a world-class digital leader? Having led workshops and consulted with senior executives on five continents on digital marketing and transformation, [...]

2017-10-10T10:02:02+00:00March 4th, 2016|