Leading The Tribe #6

Survive The Unexpected Step 6: Leading from AHEAD This is the most commonly accepted leadership posture: leaders in front of their troops. The decision-maker who, in the midst of confusion, identifies the right option; the ones who risk fire and emerge victorious along with their (surviving) troops, exhausted but happy. But let’s look beyond this […]

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Leading The Tribe #5

Setp 5: Leading from ABOVE The most crucial challenge for leaders will be to build confidence in order to meet the challenges of coming out of the crisis and manage the profound changes we have described in previous posts. Some leaders can do this and generate the confidence needed to keep their teams motivated and […]

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Leading The Tribe #4

To Survive The Unexpected Step 4: Tomorrow’s Leaders. Our societies are and will be profoundly challenged by the COVID-19 health crisis. It will accelerate transformations that were already at work, as we can already see in the use of technology to operate remotely. In a world that is both confused and without clear perspectives, companies […]

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Leading The Tribe #3

To Survive The Unexpected Step 3: A life of Organizational Dilemmas Now that we have reviewed the major external challenges that will affect corporate life and leadership skills (see Steps 1 and 2), let us take a look at their impact inside companies. Obviously these upheavals will have a major impact on the structure of […]

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Leading The Tribe #2

To Survive The Unexpected Step2: The World as it Goes Let’s take a deeper look at the uncertainty that next generation leaders will be confronting and make some hypotheses about what that means for leading successfully in that new context. Five factors are the most relevant here: the power of digitalization; what the global grid […]

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Leading The Tribe

To Survive The Unexpected Over the past five years, ICM associates has been working on organizational resilience around a simple idea: survive the unexpected. We saw this unexpected in a few trends: the digital revolution, the transformation of industrial sectors, an increasingly strong globalization, the ecological issues, but we never imagined that the world would […]

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