The Business World is Transforming
  • By 2025 the worth of the Internet of Things will be $6.2 trillion.
  • The sharing economy will reach $330 billion by 2025.
  • For people starting their education, 65% will enter the workforce into jobs that don’t exist today.
  • The average tenure on the S&P 500 is dropping. Only 25% of the companies in 2012 will remain by 2023.
  • Automation and robotic usage will grow 2,000% from 2015-2030 amounting to $190 Billion market.
  • 86% of global CEO’s are championing digital transformation of their companies.
  • By 2025, half of world’s companies with revenues exceeding $1 billion will be headquartered in today’s emerging markets.
  • By 2018, the data created by the Internet of Things will reach 403 zettabytes a year.
  • By 2030 the population will be over 8 billion people and 50% of Global GDP growth will come 440 cities in emerging markets.
  • By 2030 more than 30% of workforce will be older than 55 in developed countries.

What Executives are Reading this Month – November 2018

What Executives are Reading this Month – November 2018
11/13/2018, MSSBTI Staff , in Featured, Leadership

One key trait of a transformational leader is the realization that they cannot go it alone, that distributed intelligence is exponentially greater than centralized intelligence. The people at the top must be willing to suspend ego and be brave enough to seed the organization with leaders who also exhibit these traits then give them the room to maneuver.

Excerpt from Generals Vs. Conductors – The Evolution of Leadership by David William Lee
MSSBTI Executive Director, Global Change Leader


What are Executives reading this month?

1.  We’re All Behind At Work. Don’t Feel Guilty About It.

Harvard Business Review / Staff
When you have a never-ending to-do list, it’s easy to feel guilty about what you haven’t finished. But guilt is useful only when it motivates you to get more done — it shouldn’t make you feel ashamed.

2. The CEO’s Most Important Operational Responsibility

The Medium / Gokul Rajaram
CEOs wear several hats — strategic, operational, financial. In One On One, Ben Horowitz makes a profound statement: “Perhaps the CEO’s most important operational responsibility is designing and implementing the communication architecture for her company.”

3. The Simple Reasons People Stop Listening When You Speak

Lolly Daskal / Lolly Daskal
To be an effective leader, you have to be able to hold people’s attention. People have to be willing to listen to you if you’re going to lead and influence them. So, if you find yourself regularly being ignored and tuned out, here are some possible reasons (and solutions).

4. What it Takes for Cities to Practice Adaptive Leadership

Meeting of the Minds / Kate O’Brien
Robert Cervero, Professor Emeritus at University of California at Berkeley, recently spoke with Kate O’Brien by phone to discuss his body of transit and mobility research and writings he’s amassed over the course of his 30-year career. Recently retired and traveling the world, Robert continues his studies and offers speaking engagements on these issues. Robert spoke with Kate from his home in San Francisco.

5. Leadership In Turbulent Times

Leadership Now / Michael McKinney
Doris Kearns Goodwin has spent a lifetime studying the lives of four U.S. presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. In Leadership in Turbulent Times, she brings them together to study the development of their leadership potential and the mark they left on history.

6. What Data Skills Do You Really Need?

Harvard Business Review / Chris Littlewood
Data skills — the skills to turn data into insight and action — are the driver of modern economies. According to the World Economic Forum, computing and mathematically-focused jobs are showing the strongest growth, at the expense of less quantitative roles.


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MSSBTI Staff

MSS Business Transformation Institute provides valuable resources for business leaders that seek to transform their operations. By sharing our collective expertise on concepts and strategies, we help leaders identify, clarify, and prioritize their specific transformational needs.  We inspire change from concepts to strategies.

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