The changing role of the 21st century CEO

first_img“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are”- Max DepreeAre You the CEO of an Organization Seeking Transformation?  If yes, you must encourage data-driven dialogues and nurture dialogue-driven leaders on your teams.Organizations looking to transform themselves to address data-driven and technology-driven change need, more than ever, CEOs who are willing and able to adopt new ways of planning, acting, communicating and learning, with the goal of becoming both servant leaders and chief learning officers.CEOs Must “Learn and Serve” if They Wish to LeadCEOs must work to make their organizations’ strategic processes participatory, inviting employees’ input into the planning process to surface ideas and concerns, and to spot emerging threats and opportunities.  CEO’s must lead the building of teams composed of both learners and leaders who can adapt to externalities and adopt internal processes that promote agility.In the late 1980s Max DePree, Chairman and CEO of Herman Miller, wrote about the art of leadership and of the leader’s role as servant to those one wished to lead.  Today, more than ever, Max DePree’s ideas hold sway because information and change come at us faster than ever and no one person can effectively cope. Thus, CEOs must adopt a new role as Chief Learning Officer and chief mentor if they are to succeed at understanding the relevance and value of the changes happening around them.  And from this position, they must encourage the same behavior in their teams.  They have to show everyone the path to learning and adapting – the agile path. Only then can they serve, lead and succeed.Traditional Approaches to Planning Won’t WorkTraditional strategic and competitive planning (the purview of the CEO) focused on and put effort toward the puzzle pieces of organizations – company strengths, weaknesses and culture; customers; competitors; collaborators; and the context in which they all interacted.  Various consultants and management educators often advocated for one “C” category over another to differentiate their thinking or offering, or to show agility in the face of changing times. That agility has never been more necessary than it is today because data- and technology-driven disruption has created an evolving environment that demands agile, vigilant responses.Organizations faced with industry disruption must address first and foremost the wants and needs of their customers and, more than ever, their employees. They must address each of the above “C” categories, but with an emphasis on solving for the needs of their customers. And CEOs must add to their processes efforts to engage fully the people within their organizations.  To do this, CEOs must transform how they lead their organizations to think and act.In the face of digital and data disruption, CEOs can no longer focus solely on internal efficiencies and cost savings to promote profitability. Nor can they focus chiefly on branding or pricing to overcome their acknowledged competitors.  Instead, today’s organizations must compete within themselves to meet the needs of current and targeted customers; and they must work to “do it right” and not simply to “do it better.”  This means internal teams, departments and other groups must compete with each other and cooperate with each other to transform the customers’ experiences by empowering employees to think and act in ways that, ultimately, transform the organization itself.  And to do this, those teams need leadership from the top that promotes thinking critically, communicating transparently, and acting with agility.CEOs Need to Reinvent Planning and Decision-MakingThe changing role of the CEO includes promoting change to the organization’s planning processes.  Gone are annual planning cycles and 3-5 year roadmaps.  Organizations focused on traditional thinking and acting will not spot the opportunities available to them, nor the threats confronting them.  Today’s CEO must insist on continual strategy review, and put in place mechanisms, and digital tools, to gather “outside-in, real-time” intelligence from customers, competitors and employees.  CEOs must insist of themselves and others, that experience, not received opinion, will inform decision-making.CEOs Need to Communicate Strategies Holistically to Transform BusinessFor today’s CEOs, the challenge isn’t just to learn about digital disruption and technological change. The challenge is to act upon it without isolating it, without making it a “parallel path for planning and investing.”  They can’t think of digital strategy as something separate from the rest of their strategies and tactics, even if they give it more import.  Rather, they must find a way not to mention “digital.” Instead, they must lead their organizations to think and act holistically when describing market forces, evaluating capabilities and seeking new ways of working. When confronting digital disruption, CEOs must not focus their organizations on a narrow response to digital technology and disruption.  They must, instead, incorporate new ideas and technologies into their efforts to transform organizational structure, business practices, culture and leadership, with the goal of creating an adaptive, learning organization.CEOs Must Harness People if They Wish to Harness Digital TechnologiesTo help their organizations adapt, today’s CEOs must challenge their employees and themselves to understand customers’ needs and the power of technology to amplify customers’ influence on each other.  Technology provides valuable communication channels for both customers and employees, and CEOs must learn to use these channels to gain insights on what works, and what doesn’t.CEOs, as chief learners, need to work to fill their organization with leaders of teams that learn to problem solve based on information and interaction gained collectively.  It requires rewarding thoughtfulness and creativity; but it starts with hiring people different from those you sought before.  Look for creative types, and for people with experiences different from those already represented in your organization.  If you hire the right people, they will seek ownership of problems and solutions.  Let them have that ownership and let them create the teams needed to enact those solutions, learn from them, and grow with them.  As Max DePree said long ago “we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” 73SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Greg Crandell Greg Crandell provides strategy, market planning, business development, and management consulting to financial technology firms and their clients – Credit Unions and Banks. 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Indian Premier League IPL 2018 Highlights, SRH vs KKR: Rashid Khan stars as Hyderabad win by 13 runs, will face CSK in finals

first_img# Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi New Delhi: In a high profile match, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) clash with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Qualifer-2 of the Indian Premier League 2018.Both the SRH and KKR have enjoyed a stunning season in the IPL 2018 so far and both of the outfits would be eyeing a win which would guarantee them a final against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). SRH lost the Qualifer-1 against CSK, while KKR won the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals (RR). And this is the final match before the grand finale of the IPL 2018. Both the teams have had a different experience while playing in the Eden Gardens, with SRH winning just 1 against the KKR in 6 face-offs they have had so far and KKR winning the remaining 5.Here are the Highlights of SRH vs KKR:Rashid, MoM: “It was much needed for me, just tried my best to give 100% in bowling, batting and fielding. Full focus was to believe in my skills. Much happy with the batting today which was needed at the end. Started my career as a batsman, and I have the belief. Just try my best to look into the length and play according to the length. Focus was to play straight, that’s what the coaches said. So where the slower ball or anything, played straight and got runs. Can’t have excuses in fielding department. Just try to give my best. Working hard on that and it’s good so far. Want to dedicate my award to those people who lost their lives in a blast back home.”Williamson, SRH captain: It was a great fighting effort from the lads, game ebbed and flowed. Kolkata are an outstanding side. Game could have gone either way. Credit to the way the boys finished off the first innings to get a competitive total. Game was slipping away a bit at the start, but we knew if we held firm, we could squeeze back in the middle. He (Rashid) was brilliant but he’s got another game, so we’re going to keep him wrapped up. He’s had a great season for us. Important we move on and focus on the final. As a team we fight to the very last ball and we showed that again today. Someone like Rashid is the perfect example. Outstanding talent, but he has a great attitude. Real team effort. Dinesh Karthik, KKR captain: “It’s hard to digest. We played a good tournament. But to finish on the losing side doesn’t feel good. We had the game during the chase, but a couple of bad shots and one run-out changed the course of the game. Me, Nitish and Robin should have finished it off, but me not carrying it through is a mistake on my part. Plenty of positives, youngsters have grabbed their opportunities and done quite well so that’s great for the franchise.”# Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 13 runs, and enters the FINAL# 19.3 Overs: OUT! Gill goes and Eden is silent. Shubman Gill c Rashid Khan b Brathwaite 30(20) KKR 160/9# 19.2 Overs: OUT! Mavi finds the fielder in the deep. Shivam Mavi c Rashid Khan b Brathwaite 6(4) KKR 160/8# 19.1 Overs: FOUR! Mavi finds the boundary. KKR 160/7# KKR need 19 off the last over# 18.6 Overs: SIX! Gill goes big, any chances for a dream finish for him? KKR 156/7# 18.1 Overs: OUT! SRH are racing towards the final. Chawla b S Kaul 12(12) KKR 145/7# 17.6 Overs: FOUR! Down the ground by Gill. KKR 145/6# After 17 Overs, KKR are 136/6# After 16 Overs, KKR are 132/6# After 13 Overs, KKR are 112/5# 12.2 Overs: OUT!  Chris Lynn lbw b Rashid Khan 48(31) # 11.6 Overs: OUT! Karthik b Shakib 8(6)# 9.6 Overs: FOUR! Edged and races to the boundary. KKR 93/2# After 9 Overs, KKR are 88/2# 8.3 Overs: OUT! Brilliant work by fielder Rashid Khan.  Nitish Rana run out (Rashid Khan/Saha) 22(16) # After 7 Overs, KKR are 70/1# After 6 Overs, KKR are 67/1# 5.1 Overs: SIX! LYNNsanity! KKR 64/1# 4.5 Overs: SIX! Edged but still goes a long way. KKR 58/1# 4.3 Overs: SIX! Rana slashes it and the ball sails away. KKR 52/1# 3.3 Overs: FOUR! Flicked away by Lynn. KKR 44/1# 3.2 Overs: OUT! Big blow and Kaul strikes with his nuckle ball! Narine c Brathwaite b S Kaul 26(13) KKR 40/1# After 3 Overs, KKR are 38/0# 2.4 Overs: FOUR! Smashed away down the ground. KKR 37/0# 2.3 Overs: FOUR! Narine is on fire. KKR 33/0# 2.2 Overs: SIX! Narine smashes it towards the long off boundary. KKR 29/0# 2.1 Overs: FOUR! Full toss and driven away by Narine. KKR 23/0# After 2 Overs, KKR are 19/0# Kolkata Knight Riders need 175 runs to win# 19.6 Overs: SIX! Rashid finish off in style. SRH 174/7# 19.4 Overs: SIX! AB de Villiers must be smiling now! SRH 165/7# 19.3 Overs: FOUR! Rashid waited for the slower ball and hammered it. SRH 159/7# 19.1 Overs: FOUR! Bhuvneshwar slaps it to the boundary line. SRH 154/7# 18.6 Overs: SIX! Stunning shot by Rashid Khan. SRH 150/7# 18.3 Overs: SIX! Dropped catch and a maximum# 18.1 Overs: OUT! Another one bites the dust. Pathan c Chawla b Shivam Mavi 3(7) SRH 138/7# 17.5 Overs: OUT! Brilliant fielding by Nitish Rana. Brathwaite run out (Nitish Rana/Karthik) 8(4) SRH 134/6# 17.4 Overs: SIX! Dispatched away by Brathwaite. SRH 132/5 # 16.5 Overs: OUT! Narine venom strikes!  Deepak Hooda c Chawla b Narine 19(19) SRH 124/5# 15.2 Overs: SIX! Stand and deliver stuff by Hooda. SRH 119/4# 15.1 Overs: OUT! What a way to send Shakib back, brilliant work by Kuldeep. Shakib run out (Kuldeep Yadav) 28(24) SRH 113/4# 14.3 Overs: FOUR! Hammers it away this time. SRH 109/3# 14.2 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Shakib. SRH 105/3# 12.2 Overs: FOUR! Shakib smashes it. # 10.3 Overs: OUT! Saha goes..a bit of fumble by DK but he does the job. Saha st Karthik b Chawla 35(27)  SRH 84/3# 10.1 Overs: FOUR! Smashing shot by Shakib. SRH 83/2# 9.6 Overs: FOUR! Another sweep by Saha. SRH 79/2# 9.2 Overs: FOUR! Delicate sweep by Saha. SRH 73/2# After 9 Overs, SRH are 69/2# 8.2 Overs: FOUR! Perfect cover drive by Saha. SRH 66/2# 7.5 Overs: OUT! Bigger breakthrough than that of Dhawan, Yadav with a stunning googly. Williamson c Karthik b Kuldeep Yadav 3(3) SRH 60/2# 7.1 Overs: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes on his first ball. PLUMB! Dhawan lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 34(24) SRH 56/1# 6.5 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Dhawan. He is in superb form. SRH 54/0# 6.2 Overs: FOUR! Straight down the ground by Dhawan. SRH 48/0# 4.6 Overs: FOUR! Saha charges Mavi and smashes a boundary towards deep mid wicket. SRH 40/0# 4.2 Overs: FOUR! Saha just directed it towards the third man boundary. SRH 32/0# 3.4 Overs: FOUR! Picture perfect cover drive by Dhawan. SRH 26/0 # 3.2 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Dhawan. SRH 22/0# After 3 Overs, SRH are 18/0# 1.6 Overs: SIX! Flicked away towards the square leg boundary by Dhawan. SRH 14/0# After 1 Over, SRH are 4/0# Dhawan and Saha are at the crease for SRH. Shivam Mavi with the new ball! For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to fieldPitch Report: It’s very humid and there’s some cloud around. This is a much better pitch, it’s drier and a bit harder, the ball will come onto the bat a bit better and the spinners will also come into play, says Graeme Smith.KKR Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.SRH Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul last_img read more

Berbice businessman allegedly beaten by Police

first_imgA young Berbice businessman is seeking justice after he was allegedly beaten by Police ranks whom he also claimed nearly drowned him in a bucket of water.Jameek Hakim, 19, of 4th Street Ankerville, Port Mourant Corentyne was reportedly picked up by Police at his home and taken to the Whim Police Station, where he allegedly was physically assaulted. He has shown marks on his upper body which he alleges resulted from the assault.Hakim says he sells household items and operates as a huckster. According to him, when he was arrested he was not told the reason for his arrest. “They take me to the station and put me to kneel down, and start beating me in my head and my shoulders with a black wire. They stamp me in my back,” he said. Hakim claims he was kicked and slapped until his ears started to hurt.“When they finish beating me, they bring a pail of water in front of me and then ask me where is the gold chain that I snatch? I tell them that I don’t know what they talking about… Then (one of them) hold my head and duck it into the water. I don’t know for how long, but if he did not raise me out I would drowned, because I drink a lot of water that night. When he pull out my head, he put several plastic bags over it.”Hakim also alleges that the officers placed pepper in his mouth, and slammed his head into a wall.The injured man further told Guyana Times that during interrogation, he called the names of two family members, claiming that they have knowledge which could be vital to the Police. “Instead of being saved I was tortured more,” he declared.The teenager said he was locked up for 72 hours, and then transferred to the Reliance Police Station in East Canje, where he was charged. Hakim is currently before the court on an indictable charge, and was released on his own recognizance.‘B’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lindon Alves, when contacted, related that he had received a telephone call from a regional official about an alleged Police beating, and advised that the person first make a complaint to the officer in charge of that sub-division.Alves said he received no information from the officer in charge of the sub-division, and cannot say if the person did indeed make an official complaint. He noted that the Police would not be able to comment on the matter until an official complaint has ben received.last_img read more