Wednesday, December 8, 2021


We live in a diverse society with a multigenerational workforce, multi-culture, multipolar knowledge centers, and multidimensional innovation, etc.

We live and share such a beautiful planet together. It's the co-responsibility to deal with common problems and drive evolutionary changes we all want to see. 

It is a strategic imperative for today’s leaders to embrace the broader view of global society for shaping a transformational vision, co-set a global innovation agenda which covers global leadership development, human capital/potentiality exploration, people-centric problem solving at global scope, risk management, and it is closely related to several other disciplines as well.

World class leadership development/training
: Leadership is about progressive changes. There are many ingredients in leadership formulas, and there are all sorts of leadership flavors: local vs. global; thinking vs. acting; rule setting vs. rule breaking, etc. In order to develop leaders who can effectively lead global dynamics, it is important to understand what makes leaders effective with a global context. The global society we inherited implies abundant knowledge, enriched culture, diversity of talent, mix of truths and myths. Global leaders need to have a thorough understanding of the various perspectives on core values of humanity, common issues that need to be handled, talent parameters, and shape into world class insight. The variety of perspectives opens our mind, and harnesses the values that each of us can bring to the table. The global leadership effectiveness and maturity is not only based on the rising and expandable horizon through blurred boundaries of geographical locations or knowledge domains, but also based on forethoughtful leaders’ very intention or effort to connect the wider dots and advocate innovative solutions to varying issues in the global scope.

As a global leader, understanding the values of your audience will facilitate your ability to develop vision, empathy, cohesion, and strategic alliance across boundaries, abstracting various perspectives into world class insight based on an updated global perception. Effective leaders need to be a strategic visionary to set the prioritized global innovation agenda for leading significant global progress; a global culturist who presents a thorough understanding of the various cultures and how their leadership characteristics show up in these cultures; a high influencer who focus on convincing, persuasion, and collaboration at the global scope. The adaptive global leaders are in demand to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders of all stripes, lead desired changes by setting good policies, gain a profound understanding of the global business ecosystem for achieving high value and making leapfrog progression.

Global human capital/potentiality exploration: A harmonized global society has a huge potential to become a highly innovative system in which all sorts of components and ingredients are dynamically mixed or integrated into sometimes interesting and creative ways to generate the art of difference and make a significant impact on societal evolution. Human capital and potentiality exploration is a critical step in creating synergy and leading transformative changes. In specific, an essential aspect of unleashing human potential, both at the individual or group level, is the ability to challenge different assumptions, subjective conclusions, traditional beliefs, conventional wisdoms, or outdated methodologies/practices. In an innovative society, people are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone, bring fresh viewpoints to the table, and take innovative initiatives for unlocking performance consistently.

We are experiencing the paradigm shift from knowledge economy to creative economy, from diversity to inclusiveness; from division to integration; from information to insight. When identifying and developing human potential, people are inspired to discover who they are; make sure people get placed into the most conducive environment in which they can flourish and make the maximum contribution not just to the business but to their own upward career journey. In the global scope, cognitive empathy, talent mobility, culture tolerance, originality discovery, professional sophistication, intellectual influence, etc, are all unique themes in shaping global workforce and an advanced global society. In fact, unlocking potentiality and refining talent are continuous efforts and distinct actions for progressive business professionals in contemporary global society

People-centric world-wide problem solving:
Generally speaking, the global society is making certain progress technologically or methodologically. However, there are still numerous problems that need to be solved radically. Otherwise, the symptoms keep coming back and create new hassles that get people stuck in their small box of thinking or comfort zone, enlarge the variety of gaps, further causing the economy to be fragile and leading to a divided society. Problem-solving at the global scope is a mindset with curiosity, inclusiveness, intellectual sophistication and cultural empathy, etc. Behind every complex problem is a relationship dynamic out of alignment, inconsistency of thinking and acting; irrationality of resource/talent management or illogic of process/scenario or sequence-consequence; etc. It takes a holistic worldview that looks at the complex problems or issues in such a way that a solution emerges through a collaboratively multicultural approach rather than the traditional "jump to solution" problem-solving methodologies and practice.

Thus, to deal with complex problems world-widely, understanding human dynamics, belief systems, relationship intricacy, culture difference, do help to assess the problem systematically. putting the right talent in the right position to solve the right problems effectively. Both insightful problem framers and skillful problem solvers, who can see the world with fresh eyes, open mind, create thresholds of possibilities that can result and expand into innovative thinking, are in demand to set the right priority, solve problems that really matter without causing too many other issues. Innovative problem-solving requires looking at the problem from a different angle or understanding the issues holistically; facilitating world-wide dialogues for coping with existing issues or emerging problems, involving global human capital and interdisciplinary expertise, and taking a consideration of the range of options to deal with global issues thoughtfully.

Strategic risk assessment and management:
Information exponentiality, technology innovations, along with relatively new trends in mobility usage, social media and rapidly expanding connectivity combined with globalization, have created a ecosystem environment of strategic impact, in which even a small local problem can have a butterfly effect, almost instantly develop into some fatal failures, or cause frequent disruptions. Hence, strategic and systematic risk management is always a top issue in the business executives’ global agenda. Scrutinizing strategic risk management and improving its effectiveness is an imperative to manage business transformation.

The emergence of potential opportunities and risks for exploring digital is likely to follow a nonlinear pattern with exponential speed. In management practices, often, not enough senior management time and focus is given, the resultant output is sub-standard and in the end, business becomes vulnerable when facing overwhelming growth of information or rapid pace of changes. Often, risk and reward are proportional from innovation management perspective. Risk management needs to lift up from risk control to risk intelligence by setting proper standards such as taxonomy, appetite, and techniques. It helps to identify the potential business growth opportunities, creates value by identifying opportunities to capitalize on uncertainty and volatility to maximize gains, improve competitive positioning as well as drive innovation performance.

We live in a diverse society with a multigenerational workforce, multi-culture, multipolar knowledge centers, and multidimensional innovation, etc. When looking at global economy with innovative tone and creative people around the world, to develop an effective innovation agenda requires us to be willing to listen to diverse viewpoints, broaden the perspective to fix misperceptions, break down outdated knowledge or traditions, and develop a more enriched profile that advocates inclusiveness, innovativeness, and insight.


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