In his first ever seminar in India, the knowledge management guru and leadership expert Thomas A Stewart, Former Editor and Managing Director of Harvard Business Review for over 6 years, addresses the critical challenges for leaders to manage in the new economy and the tests for leadership. With insight from his unique vantage at Harvard Business Review, Stewart shows delegates how to meet and conquer the demands and challenges to lead effectively in the new age.
Thomas Stewart, the author of several leadership and knowledge economy articles and books, will show how, in fact, seemingly vague ideas of "managing knowledge" and "leveraging intellectual capital" can yield results and agenda items that employees, managers, and leaders can do something about--real work, not fancy talk. He will take intellectual capital and look under the hood, so to speak, to show how the stuff works and how to make it work better.
Business must learn to manage knowledge. Someone who knows how to walk and run on land has to learn new skills to swim and dive and get around in water; in a similar way, the skills individuals and companies need to succeed in their new environment, the knowledge economy are, in many cases, different from the ones they are used to.Ideas, Creativity and Knowledge are Capital: Everything Else is Just Money!!!
Now, as never before, knowledge, innovation and creativity are on the leading edge of the business landscape. How well leaders understand and strategically invest in intellectual capital to transform their organizations is already separating the “winners” from other, less successful organizations. Based upon his insight as former editor of the world's preeminent management journal, Tom Stewart describes and analyzes the four pillars of the knowledge economy including:
- Knowledge is what we buy and sell
- Knowledge assets separate winners from the also-rans
- Knowledge defines our work and describes what we do
- The returns to knowledge should exceed the returns to any other investment
Further, Stewart shares with audiences how to take this knowledge to market–discussing how to sell what you know, and sharing strategies for developing smart products and services.Who Should Attend?
The Leader’s Agenda is high powered executive seminar over a day designed exclusively for senior and middle level managers, current and future leaders and business owners—company owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, presidents, VPs, GMs, Brand Managers, and all those charged with their organization's intellectual capital and knowledge management, R&D, HR, Training, etc. Worldwide, his events are attended by both Public Sector and Private Sector executives. From all sectors of industries including not for profit organizations. In short, people who have to manage people, uncertainties and intangibles will benefit tremendously from this event..
|9.25||Welcome and Overview|
|9.30||Five Challenges for the Next Five Years
Tomorrow’s business environment won’t allow leaders the luxury of making decisions the way they used to
|11.15||Session 1 Continues|
|12.30||Executive Networking Lunch|
|13.30||Challenges for Leaders in India – A Perspective|
|14:45||The Tests of a Leader
No one is a born leader. Great leaders emerge because of what they learn from the tests they face. And they produce great organizations as a result.
|16:15||An interactive session with Thomas A Stewart|
A. Stewart is the former Editor and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review. Prior to joining HBR, he was Editorial Director of Business 2.0 and a member of the Board of Editors of Fortune. In a series of Fortune articles, he pioneered the field of intellectual capital, which led to his groundbreaking book, Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations. In turn, Intellectual Capital was named one of the most important business books of the year by the Financial Times, and has been translated into seventeen languages. His second book, The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization reveals how today's companies are applying the concept of intellectual capital and Knowledge Management into day-to-day operations to dramatically increase their success in the marketplace. Mr. Stewart, a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, served as a judge for the Republic of Singapore's inaugural "Innovation Award." In 2005, the European Foundation for Management Development, named him 13th on the "The Thinkers Fifty" list. In 1999, the American Society for Training and Development gave him its second "Champion of Workplace Learning and Performance Award." In 1996, Business Intelligence awarded Stewart its inaugural "Knowledge Management Awareness Award" for his contributions to the field of knowledge management.
More about Thomas A Stewart and 5 Challenges
During the last half-dozen years, when he was the Editor and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review, he was at the helm of the publication that, as The Economist says, “almost single-handedly sets the management agenda.” Now more than ever, leaders must have a point of view about the world. They must have a vision of economic trends, but also a vision of the great ideas that are reshaping the world and that must reshape the capabilities of their organizations. Unless they can identify the challenges of the next five years - and develop a plan to meet and surmount them---they will be at the mercy of change, rather than its masters.
More than that, leaders must understand how to meet and surmount the challenge of leadership itself. In a world where speed matters more than scale, where capabilities matter more than physical assets, and where it is impossible to be a great leader without being a great partner, too, executives must understand how they themselves are tested—every day.
This seminar will equip you to understand both these sets of challenges: the ones that come from the external environment and those that come from within. We will begin by defining and developing five challenges for the next five years—overarching trends that make business-as-usual no longer possible. You will learn how to
- Manage the ever-increasing speed with which business changes
- Lead in a decentralized business environment
- Use capabilities-driven-strategy to cope with rising customer power
- Read “the map of competition” in a new way
- Develop a more powerful set of decision-making tools
We will apply these insights, then, to the great tests leaders face: the tests of tacking command, of battle, of rebounding after defeat, of maintaining an edge, and of speaking and hearing the truth.
In the last few years Thomas A Stewart has worked closely with CEOs such as Jeffrey Immelt, Anand Mahindra, Sam Palmisano, and Katsuaki Watanabe to learn how they define and meet the challenges they face. I have partnered with Clayton Christensen, Pankaj Ghemawat, Michael Porter, C. K. Prahalad, and other to develop and present their thinking. Now at Booz & Company, our CEO Shumeet Banerji and I are developing the firm’s Foresight Agenda, based on the belief that the most important jobs of a leader are to see and communicate a view of the future; and to equip himself and his team with the capabilities the future will demand.
Tom Stewart’s role at Harvard Business Review placed him at the heart of the best thinking on the most crucial issues facing business leaders today. He helps organizations thrive amidst potentially disorienting change.About Execution Leadership Forum and Innovative Media
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