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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Ronaldinho released from prison after 32 days

first_imgRelatedPosts Ronaldinho regains freedom in Paraguay Despite being under house arrest, Ronaldinho hosts parties with models Ronaldinho set to be released from prison Ronaldinho has been granted house arrest and will leave the Paraguayan prison he has been kept in. The Brazil football legend has been in jail on the outskirts of Paraguay capital Asuncion for 32 days alongside his brother Roberto Assis. The pair were alleged to have entered the South American country with fake passports and were subsequently detained by authorities. But his turbulent time behind bars appears to now be over – and he will instead now go under house arrest. Regular stories have been released on Ronaldinho’s time in jail, where he has been playing footvolley and other soccer games against in-mates. Among those he has been spending time alongside are murderers and thieves. He has been regularly visited by old friends, with pictures and videos of his time in the prison complex being released. On Tuesday, it appeared that the once-smiley samba star was growing a beard as part of a new look. Former Paraguay striker Nelson Cuevas visited Ronaldinho and claimed that he lost his grin. But in a selfie video recorded from his cell, the toothy smile of the star was to be seen once again. Earlier in the prison sentence, Ronaldinho’s old team-mate Rivaldo opened up on his fears for the 40-year-old. He told Betfair: “I haven’t communicated with Ronaldinho since his arrest in Paraguay but I’ve been watching and reading about it with some concern and sadness as this is not good for his reputation and is dark chapter in his beautiful story. “From my side, I’m just cheering for him and hoping that all ends up fine, but I expect it’s very annoying to spend your birthday detained in a foreign country. “I hope Ronaldinho can emerge stronger from all of this.”Tags: Roberto AssisRonaldinholast_img read more

Burns Weighs-in Heavier for World Title

first_imgRicky Burns has reiterated his world super-lightweight unification clash with Julius Indongo is the biggest fight of his career.The Coatbridge fighter was the heavier of the two men at Friday’s weigh-in, tipping the scales at 9st 13lbs 4oz, with IBF champion Indongo coming in at 9st 13lbs 0.25oz.And WBA champion Burns is raring to go ahead of his eagerly-anticipated clash with the unbeaten Indongo. “I am really looking forward to tomorrow night,” he told Sky Sports News HQ at Friday’s weigh-in.“For me all the hard work is done, that’s the hard part, the weight is made and I can concentrate fully on the fight now.“We are expecting a very tricky fight. I am a believer in whatever happens on the night is going to happen. I tend to let them worry about me rather than the other way round.“As long as I win that is the main thing. This is the biggest fight in my career in my eyes. “These unification fights have been spoken about for years and now we’re nearly there. I just can’t wait to climb through the ropes at the Hydro.”Burns confessed he is not overly familiar with his Namibian opponent, who knocked out Eduard Troyanovsky in his last fight to capture the IBF strap.But Rickster is convinced his experience will be a telling factor against Indongo, who has had 21 bouts compared to Burns’ 47.He said: “On YouTube you can get a few rounds here or there but you can’t really take much from when he won the title. “Obviously he knocked the champion out in about thirty seconds but tonight I am going to find out just how good he is and how hard he hits.“I could tell he was a wee bit nervous [at the weigh-in] but this is my 48th fight. I have been here and done it. Roll on tomorrow night.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

World Military Games: India to kick off its campaign with boxing

first_img 10 months ago Before final clash, India-Britain play out 3-3 draw First Published: 19th October, 2019 14:26 IST Jay Pandya LIVE TV FOLLOW US COMMENT WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bycenter_img WATCH US LIVE In the ongoing World Military Games in Wuhan, China, India’s campaign to start off with boxing on Saturday. India will be participating in nine sports events in the competition. Last time around, at South Korea edition in 2015, India ended up winning six medals.India’s boxing contingent at the Military Games In the preliminary men’s light welter category (60-64kg), India’s Sandeep Kumar will face Uzbekistan’s Rasulov Jakhongir. While in the preliminary Men’s super heavy category (plus 91kg) category, Satish Kumar will lock horns with Brazil’s Nascimento Cosme. In the men’s fly category (49-52kg), Amit will face Brazil’s, Andrade Douglas. In the men’s light category (56-60kg), Aman Indora will take on Uzbekistan’s Abdurasulov Shunkor. Harsh Lakhra will face China’s Zhou di in the men’s light heavy category (75-81kg).On Friday, President of China Xi Jinping inaugurated the 7th CISM Military World Games. As many as 54 participants selected from three wings of the Indian armed forces will be taking part in the nine-day long event. The nine-game events are archery, boxing, diving, modern pentathlon, shooting, track and field, gymnastics, wrestling, and tennis. So far, India has taken part in three editions of the military games in 2007, 2011, and 2015. The country is hoping to increase its medal count in the current games.101 nations participated in the 4th edition in IndiaIn the year 2007, India had hosted the 4th edition of the games in Hyderabad with 101 nations participating in the event. Also known as Military Olympics, Military World Games is being hosted by China for the first time. The event will be held at 35 venues. 13 have been newly built, 17 have been reconstructed using sites formerly operated by the city and local universities, and five are temporary facilities.READ | Tiger Woods targets gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020READ | NBA Pre-season games: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs report’Military Glory and Peace’The main venue is China’s Wuhan, a city equipped with rich water resources, with 166 large and small lakes dotting its territory. Hoping to promote the great lakes and rivers, all 35 venues of the games are allocated to be held in four zones, adjacent to local waters. The theme for the 7th Military World Games is ‘Military Glory and Peace’. The International Military Sports Council (CISM) was founded in 1948. The first military world games were inaugurated in Rome in 1955, and since then, it has been held every four years by the CISM.READ | Ganguly: Hope that Kohli can change trend of losing in knock-out gamesREAD | Pep Guardiola says there are a lot of games to showcase capability(With agency inputs) 10 months ago China: 100 Indian soldiers take part in 7th World Military Games 10 months ago Bangladesh announce T20I squad for upcoming 3-match series in India 10 months ago Hockey: Instances of India hosting the World Cup in the past 10 months ago Shahbaz Nadeem added to India’s squad for Ranchi Test against SA Last Updated: 19th October, 2019 14:26 IST World Military Games: India To Kick Off Its Campaign With Boxing In the ongoing World Military Games in Wuhan, China, India’s campaign will start off with boxing on Saturday. India will be participating in nine sports eventslast_img read more

JIM AND THE BOYS ARE ALREADY INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF DONEGAL FANS!

first_imgProud parents Claire Higgins and Odhran Grant with newborn son Daithi in their Donegal jerseys.He might not know all the names of all the players just yet.But there’s no question that little Daithi Grant will be a huge Donegal GAA fan.Daithi was just four days old when he watched yesterday’s amazing All-Ireland semi-final with mum Claire and dad Odhrán. Baby Daithi looking very relaxed after watching Donegal beat Dublin.Little Daithi (Peadar) arrived at Letterkenny General Hospital at 4.04pm on Thursday afternoon.Claire, who is from Slieve Sneach Close in Letterkenny and Odhrán, who is also from Letterkenny, made sure they enjoyed their first real occasion as a family.And just to make it a little more special, the trio bought new jerseys for the occasion as they shouted on Jim and the boys.Odhrán said it was just something special to watch the game with the couple’s new baby who weighed in at 6ib 4oz. “It was just an amazing feeling. To watch the game as a family was something special.“But to watch the lads to go on and qualify for the All-Ireland was just unbelievable.“Getting three tickets for the final is the next problem,” laughed Odhrán. Baby Daithi is spoiled by his grandfather Brian Grant and cousin Oisin HigginsJIM AND THE BOYS ARE ALREADY INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF DONEGAL FANS! was last modified: September 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:babyClaire HigginsDaithi GrantdonegalJim McGuinnessnewbornOdhran Grantlast_img read more

CHARITY WALK/RUN IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC YOUNG LETTERKENNY MAN TAKES PLACE TONIGHT

first_imgA 3k charity walk/run in memory of a young Letterkenny man who lost his life in a car crash takes place tonight.Shaun Graham was one of two young men who perished in a car crash in Rathmullan last year.The Shaun Graham Memorial 3k walk/run takes place tonight with a large crowd expected to honour the popular young man. CHARITY WALK/RUN IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC YOUNG LETTERKENNY MAN TAKES PLACE TONIGHT was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyMemorial runShaun Grahamlast_img read more