Trending: Drive for Innovation Puts New Skills at a Premium
From Apple to Google to Uber, there is a profound change underway in the way the global economy is organized, redefining the winners and losers. Explosive growth across most industries will drive organizations to look for leaders with innovation, creativity, strategy, and business transformation skills. Leaders will need to not only understand the massive amounts of information
available to them but also identify the threats and capitalize on the opportunities that come as a result of this evolving landscape.
Consider this: Since 2013, 650 million new physical objects have come into the marketplace; 3D printers became a billion dollar market; 10% of automobiles became connected; and the number of Chief Data Officers and Chief Digital Officer positions have doubled (Gartner Research). But fasten your seat belts: In 2015, each of these things is on track to double again.
From the dramatic rise in consumers’ mobile engagement driving explosive growth in digital commerce, to crowdsourcing delivering exciting new opportunities in product innovation, the ‘new economy’ demands a new
breed of leadership, even in traditional ‘old economy’ industry sectors.
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