Digital Executive Briefing - February 2020

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Digital Executive Briefing - February 2020

 

  1. The 2020 Future of Leadership Global Executive Study and Research Report draws on data from 4,394 global leaders to come to some sobering conclusions: 1) Leaders lack the digital savviness required by the VUCA world, 2) Leaders are held back by strategic, cultural, human-capital, and personal blind spots, 3) New work & the digital age have led to unexpected tensions (eg. purpose vs. profits, speed vs. deliberateness, digitalization vs. personalization) that leaders are struggling to balance. Thankfully, the report also outlines concrete actions and strategies to tackle these problems.
  2. Another survey, another rather sobering outlook: PwC’s 23rd Annual Global CEO Survey detects a record level of pessimism among CEOs regarding the global economic outlook and also very low levels of confidence in their individual company’s future growth. 
  3. Although we are 2 months deep into 2020 by now, it is never too late for a Best of 2019, especially if it’s last year’s 30 best pieces of advice from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs - covering everything from change management and hiring to finding a co-founder and scaling a business.
  4. Have management consultancies and their relentless cutting of overhead expenses (read: layoffs) stripped companies of their middle management and, thus, led to the disappearance of the middle class? Or have they introduced much-needed meritocracy to the workplace? This article looks at the impact McKinsey has had on (American) companies and, consequently, on (American) society in the past 70 years. 

Martina van Hettinga

Martina van Hettinga
Managing Partner

Each month, i-potentials' partners share with you what's on their reading list. Today's suggestions come from Martina van Hettinga, Managing Partner.  

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