Put Your Future in Context
Every leader needs a trusted advisor. Every organization needs one too. A trusted advisor who will challenge assumptions, someone who will synthesize research and create decision frameworks that navigate through the messiness of the underlying challenges, someone who will speak truth to power.
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Tomorrow’s organizations will only thrive if they recognize the uncertainty that faces them and actively imagine the possible threats and opportunities that will emerge under different circumstances. No one can predict the future. But every organization is responsible for defining policies, creating culture and deploying infrastructure that will make them resilient in the face of change.
Daniel is an affiliate analyst with Hivemind Network
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