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Aug 14, 2020

On the show today, Margaret Heffernan, serial entrepreneur, author and named one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter, shows us how globalization and pervasive communication technologies have moved our world from one that was complicated to one that is highly complex – and much less predictable.

To put it lightly, this change Impacts business where even small events can have a large impact. So, from a leadership perspective, how can you prepare for ‘how to think in this new emerging world?

Margaret and I answer this question, share stories and discuss how leaders can develop a robust, resilient mindset to create community – the center of success.

The recent pandemic has proven that this robust, resilient, and innovative thinking, and accepting complexity, is necessary for IT leaders to survive the unpredictability of this moment, tomorrow, and beyond.

You have to accept the cost of redundancy and work that may turn out to look like waste. But, once you accept that you can't predict this stuff, you are so much better off having it in your back pocket, than having nothing at all in your back pocket when disaster strikes.

Margaret Heffernan is the acclaimed author of six books. Her third book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril, was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times.
She was also awarded the Transmission Prize for her next book, A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn’t Everything and How We Do Better. Her TED talks have been seen by over eleven million people around the globe; and her new book, Uncharted: How to Map the Future, to be published in September 2020, looks at the many diverse reasons why complexity is here to stay.  

This is an amazingly relevant conversation that you just don’t want to miss!

Here are some of things that you will learn in this podcast episode:

  • Why is the world becoming harder to forecast?
  • What’s the difference between a complicated vs. a complex environment?
  • Why is it harder to lead in a complex world?
  • What will the strategic requirements be to restart your workforce?
  • What is ‘robust thinking’ and how does it relate to resilience?
  • Why is it so important for organizations to take care of, and cultivate their unique ecosystem?
  • Why is it important for organizations to remember that people are part of their infrastructure?
  • Is efficiency and ‘running lean’ always the best choice for an organization?
  • Why does IT understand redundancy better than other sectors? 

How to Connect with Margaret Heffernan:

Guest Bio

Dr. Margaret Heffernan is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organizations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times and the Huffington Post.

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Bill Murphy is a world-renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader.

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If you are interested in learning more about my company, RedZone Technologies, and our security expertise, in particular related to Cloud and Email Security Kill Chain Strategy, Techniques and Tactics you can email cloudkill@redzonetech.net.  

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