Leading in Times of Extreme Disruption – Presented by the First Friday Book Synopsis, February 16, Richardson Texas – Come Join Us

After 20 years of presenting business books synopses, I’m ready to make a pronouncement – we are in fact in the age of disruption. And, the First Friday Book Synopsis wants to help you deal with the challenges of this current age…

We have designed a half-day to help you and your team prepare for the next coming disruption.


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I, Randy Mayeux, will present an extended book synopsis of the important book The Five Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything by Bob Johansen (of the Institute for the Future). And then, three top-level consultants, Dan Weston, Pete Sorenson, and Ross Paterson, will lead sessions that take us through the implications of this book.

You will get good, usable information, interact with top consultants, and interact with other participants who will help you in your own efforts to keep up and stay slightly ahead of the next coming disruptions.

The First Friday Books Synopsis
Leading in Times of Extreme Disruption

Assume you will be disrupted…
Again, and again, and again, and…

Friday, February 16, 2018 – 8:30-12:30
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

The Future is Coming, Faster than Ever

This future is coming at an “accelerated” pace in this, “the age of accelerations” (as more than one author calls this era). This session will provide an opportunity to think about this coming future, and to better prepare you to lead your organization in the midst of challenges and disruptions you will face.

You will learn especially about the VUCA nature of the era (volatility; uncertainty; complexity; ambiguity); and you will prepare your own plan to win in this time of extreme disruption.

Come spend half a day with four accomplished, top level business consultants, and a room full of thinking people.

The cost is $99.00 through January 31 (early bird pricing); and $149.00 beginning Feb. 1.

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(Would you like to bring your team – send Randy a direct e-mail by clicking here, and put Group Pricing in the subject line. I’ll get back to you).

Here is the agenda:

The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything by Bob Johansen — extended book synopsis by Randy Mayeux

Randy Mayeux will present the five leadership literacies that will prepare you for this time of extreme disruption. Bob Johansen, who popularized the VUCA concept, has worked for four decades with the Institute for the Future. This book provides his latest take on the coming age of extreme disruption.

The purpose of this section: To provide a deep-dive look at the
five leadership literacies from Bob Johansen – literacies needed in this time of extreme disruption.

Thinking from the Future — Dan Weston

Dan will explore the Leadership Literacies of looking back from the future that rewards clarity but punishes certainty.

The purpose of this section: To explore and experience using the power of thinking and planning for the future.


Benefiting from the Coming Swirl of Digital Technology Disruptions — Pete Sorenson

Decades ago science fiction described a fanciful future that has come to pass. Digital technology tools are creating a connected world that is disrupting how we organize and how we work. Let’s explore how technology will continue to disrupt us.

The purpose of this section: The purpose of this hour is to point out how digital technology is driving “distributed everything,” “constant disruption,” and “extreme dilemmas,” and to help you prepare for both the impact and opportunity that is abundantly generated in this scrambled, swirling world.

People at Work in the Age of Disruption — Ross Paterson

The Future of People: Even though the pace of change will continue accelerating, our businesses will still be made up of people. Unlocking their full potential, making decisions faster, and creating an adaptable alignment of your human resources will be a literacy the leaders of the future must master. Ross will be sharing tools he and his team have developed at XM Performance that will cut through the fog of the toughest decisions we have to make as leaders; Who Does What.

The Purpose of this section: Extreme disruption will have dramatic implications on how leaders build and develop teams. This hour will help you cut through the fog and make great decisions about how to line up your team and make decisions about who is ready and who is not.  

Here’s the flier with all the details. Click here for a downloadable pdf for printing.

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