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|

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|

Humanity and Artificial Intelligence, an Abyss or Haven

Do we value the convenience and power of Artificial Intelligence over the sanctity of our human values? Our hi-tech business community is being challenged by the game changing Artificial Intelligence conundrum.  Value Generated  Each of us on our smartphones and computers interact and use Artifiical Iintelligence as much as 30-40 times daily; we are not [...]

2018-01-31T01:10:52+00:00January 31st, 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|

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|

Transformative Leaders Lab Launched

Launched January 17 2017 Transformative Leaders Lab – Lynchburg College Institute for Transformative Leadership Lynchburg College, School of Business and Economics Let’s Start the Conversation! Where can you spend 3 hours a month challenged by transformative leaders and engaging with a circle of peers to anticipate the digital ... This LAB provides executives and aspiring [...]

2017-10-10T13:28:34+00:00February 17th, 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|

OP-ED: Roanoke Times November 2016—Unprecedented Disruption: The Election Today, Your Business Tomorrow –

Dr. Kaufman is director of the Institute for Transformative Leadership at Lynchburg College. When Donald Trump seized the presidential election, many pundits shifted from predicting his demise to exploring what they had missed. How did the best people with the best data miss the outcome so dramatically? Political scientists and statisticians will discuss the [...]

2017-10-10T11:37:24+00:00November 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|