We are overdue in changing our approach to strategy. The classic models are over 35 years old and don’t reflect the contemporary landscape. The current world of work requires disciplined execution and relentless adaptation to respond to changing technology and circumstances in the external environment.
This shift from relying solely on strategy as capturing value, to putting the spotlight on the entrepreneurial creation of value and its realisation through coordinated implementation requires new thinking, a focus on teams and talent, and an agility which is foreign to most organisations. As a result, the 2021 Senior Executive Forum could be the most significant in the long history of this prestigious learning experience.
Professor David Collis returns to share his insights into this transformation in our thinking about strategy. Having taught the classic approaches for many years, he has witnessed many organisations around the world who have found these traditional approaches insufficient to respond to the current challenges and opportunities. Professor Collis is joined by Professor Ethan Bernstein, whose work on talent complements this more dynamic approach to strategy and adaptation. In an era when the nature of work is changing, Professor Bernstein examines the approaches taken to develop talent and a leadership mindset to lead transformational change. He also tests prior assumptions about how to maximize the capacity to execute strategy and deliver results given our increasingly transparent and collaborative workplaces..
As you would expect, both Professors are skilled practitioners of the famous Harvard case method. They complement their expert facilitation skills with deep insights into the dynamics of industry, both public and private sector, with their exposure to organisations across the globe and with up-to-date research that provides compelling evidence of these changes taking place before us all.
The Senior Executive Forum 2021 is designed to build leadership and strategic capability in CEOs, business unit heads, directors, senior executives, owners and others with significant portfolios of responsibility. The future of work is upon us. Join an intimate cohort of the best and brightest local, national and international leaders, plus two distinguished faculty, at this superb executive development program.