Peter Sheahan appears live from his home/studio to your screens for your next virtual conference, meeting or webinar, to bring his experienced insights into Innovation, Disruption, Strategy, Leadership and more. He’ll customize to your group and engage in Q&A.
Stimulating a culture of growth amidst uncertainty begins with leaders taking ownership for their changed reality and balancing the need for prompt action with the need to maintain the capacity, capability, and engagement required to make the most of the massive opportunities that inevitably emerge from crisis.
The truth is people don’t really know how to work together as effectively virtually, but with the right mindset, team, dynamics, and environment, a leader can intentionally curate a culture of accountability, innovation, and high engagement even in a remote setting. Culture is a science, not an art and there is a blueprint for driving high performance in a work-world defined by social distance norms.
Leaders must be pragmatic in the face of the real challenges presented by COVID-19, however at some point they must choose whether they are going to create their future reality or passively accept their fate. Intentional Optimism is a new way of leading that unleashes the agency and influence we all have over our reality and combines the importance of pragmatism with the power of boldness to position ourselves to make the most of opportunity.
The secret to winning your (un)fair share of market opportunity starts with leading your customer to the future, rather than being dragged there. Companies do this by learning to differentiate at the edge of disruption, collaborating across the entire value chain, and creating more impact. Value creation comes from creating value!