Recession or rebound? Offense or defense? How we all grow—safely—in the topsy-turvy world we’re in is topic one for every CEO and executive team right now, and there’s no one better to help you think through those decisions than Ram Charan.
In early 2022, Ram’s breakthrough session on Leading Through Inflation—one of the most popular events in the history of Chief Executive Group—got thousands of CEOs and their teams ahead of the curve and primed for the challenges to come. In February 2023, Ram returns with bold new ideas about how to tackle whatever’s coming next. Bring your entire team—and your thorniest issues—for an open-ended, highly-interactive two-hour session with one of the most brilliant minds in global business. From inflation to digitalization, decision-making to leading for the long-haul, Ram will help you see opportunities others miss.
Fortune Magazine calls Ram Charan “the most influential consultant alive,” thanks to a reputation earned through more than thirty years of wise counsel to the top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time.
Drawing on this experience, Ram has become one of the most popular business speakers/consultants in the world, speaking to distinguished audiences in a variety of venues. He is praised for being practical, entertaining, relevant and highly actionable—the kind of advice you can use Monday morning
Ram has authored more than 30 books since 1998 that have sold over 4 million copies in more than a dozen languages. Three of his books were Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including Execution, coauthored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy, which spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He also has written for publications including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time, Chief Executive and USA TODAY
His latest book, Leading Through Inflation is available for pre-order now; all attendees can order a complimentary copy through Chief Executive.
While down cycles are simply a part of the natural order of things, to win in 2023-2024, you will need to adjust in some key areas. During this session, we'll discuss strategies for each of them:
Avoid debt. With rates rising, be very conservative.
Build cash.Downsize yourself and free up cash as a buffer and to attack opportunity.
Digitalization. Do not stop. This is your future.
Reduce international dependence. Reshore, nearshore. The China threat is real and growing and you don’t want to become a victim. Adapt new automation technologies to shorten supply chains.
Acquisitions. Keep an eye out for emerging opportunities and be prepared to act.
Conserve energy costs. Volatility here will continue.
Working capital. Unlock it wherever possible so you have agility.
Bring your thorniest issues and submit questions for Ram to answer live.
Purchase access to this event for you and your team OR subscribe to the entire event series.
*Group Discounts will automatically be applied to Teams of ‘3 or more’ and ‘6 or more’
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.