There is hope for the environment and the maritime industry! Tore Strand, Business Manager for Ropes with Wilhelmsen, the multinational maritime group based in Lysaker, Norway, has developed a new venture called “BlueNGreen” that is set to revolutionize the way the industry deals with the 10,000 tons of used mooring ropes it produces each year. [...]
In the fall of 2019, Kristian Sarastuen found himself in an unexpected and challenging situation. One of Norway's most experienced strategic communications advisors with the Oslo office of Burson-Marsteller, a leading worldwide public relations and communications firm, Sarastuen was suddenly and improbably tapped to take on the CEO role. Now known as Burson Cohn & [...]
Computer Network, City, Globe - Navigational Equipment, Big Data, Cityscape The unique market drivers and business challenges pertaining to 2022 have further solidified the need for accelerated future readiness for forward-thinking for leaders and organizations alike. Nearly every industry has felt the need to reassess the operating model, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and [...]
The many new challenges facing businesses today may seem daunting, but to someone somewhere they are becoming old hat, having already experienced the quickly changing world of work. That someone may be halfway around the globe, but that shouldn’t stop businesses from tapping their knowledge and insight into how to address common challenges with new [...]
Innovation has top of corporate agendas for over a decade – often with limited results despite leadership training programs, the establishment of innovation hubs, joint ventures, and hackathons for inspiration and insight. While companies invested $358 billion in corporate training in 2020, with $3.5 billion going to leadership training and solutions alone, only 21% of executives [...]
Employee learning and development are more important than ever before. According to LinkedIn's recent workplace learning study, 72 percent of respondents agree that it is more strategic today than five years ago. The modern workplace is constantly changing, and employees need to be able to adapt to new technologies, processes, and methods. As a result, [...]
We live in a hyper-connected world. Never in our history have people, products, and data been more connected on a global scale than today – allowing access to new markets, ideas, and collaboration partners. However, we’re also experiencing the negative side of ‘hyper-connectedness’– empty shelves, deserted ports, worker shortages, information overload, and rising prices. Today’s [...]
Life 3.0 refers to the point in our future when emerging technologies and trends (AI, metaverse, web 3.0, blockchains) will come to dominate our everyday lives, altering fundamentally how we work, interact, engage and learn. Our Lives 3.0 will likely see the blending of our digital/physical realities and the creation of a data economy based [...]
Within the Executive Growth Alliance, peers from US, Europe, Latin America and Africa collaborate to solve Specific Actionable Challenges. At the conclusion of each Executive Growth Circle (EGC), all participants are challenged to commit to action with accountability to apply the insights gained during the EGC. When they reconvene for the next EGC, all will [...]
Investment in future-ready leadership is essential to a company’s successful growth. Back in 2019, companies allocated $3.5 billion for leadership training, but often employees were not able to apply the concepts taught during the training in their actual workplace. This resulted in wasted investments. How can companies ensure that they receive real returns on leadership [...]
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