Few people I know have more experience—and more varied experience—running companies than Fred Hassan, who has run three global pharmas, the last one being Schering Plough. He has also been Chairman of two additional global pharmas – Bausch & Lomb and Theramex. All were inherited as turnaround situations that turned out well. Here’s what he’s counseling CEOs about leading through 2023. ‘You must have a mindset of strategic flexibility.’
In a new book, the bestselling author lays out a plan to help leaders—and organizations—thrive. ‘Your company needs you to do the things that give you joy.’
From tackling inflation and strengthening supply chains to instilling a “growth mindset” at every level of his 75,000-person organization, Polen shares his strategies for the year to come. “We’re not facing any challenge that the rest of the world isn’t facing.”
Every business has the chance to endure a very different version of Powell’s March. The key is focusing on essentials. Some ideas.
MIT’s Andrew McAfee, author of the bestsellers More From Less, Machine, Platform Crowd and The Second Machine Age, has a contrarian—and refreshingly optimistic—take on the intersection of management, labor and technology. It involves transparency, trust—and treating people like adults.
Steelcase surveyed 58,000 people in 11 different countries to see what it will take to lure them back into offices and found some surprising—and some not so surprising—answers. “The workplace should be the best place to get work done.”
What does it take to create a truly great, lasting company amid historic uncertainty and volatility? Based on decades of research, Jim Collins, best-selling author of the business classics Good to Great, Built to Last and Great by Choice, has some answers. A challenging guide for challenging times.
In a nation awash in both guns and angry people, a corporate security expert shares tips to protect your people. “The level of mental illness out there is a level I’ve never seen before.”
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.