Leaders AND Business Owners ...
Is Your Business In Danger of Disruption?
Many people talk about disruption in their industry, and Uber is often seen as the poster child for disruption. But Uber is just one of the six kinds of disruptive forces that could turn your business upside down:
The first three forces might already factor in to your strategic planning, because they are more visible and “traditional”. However, it’s the other three – upstarts, randoms, and terminators – that could cause more damage, because they are hidden and have greater potential impact.
The things you don’t know WILL hurt you!
Your business could face threats from all these six disruptive forces. The best leaders consider all six as possible future scenarios in their strategic planning. As a leader – especially if you’re a senior leader – you must still create strategic plans in the face of these six disruptive forces. But how clearly do you align your business strategy with future trends?
Broadly, most leadership teams fall into one of six categories with their strategic planning:
Most leadership teams will get the biggest return on investment from the Aligned level. You might aspire to reach the top (Disruptive) level, but you first need to understand the six disruptive forces and align your strategy with them.
When you get this right, you'll be significantly more productive because your leadership team understands the risks and opportunities in the future, and is aligned in creating and disseminating the strategic plan throughout the organisation.
As a leadership team and a leader yourself, you will also be well-placed to make informed strategic decisions that future-proof your organisation.
The Future Proof Programs
Conference Presentation: Fit for the Future
Thriving, not just surviving, in a disrupted world
Digital disruption, global reach, and the changing workplace affect us all, and at all levels - individual, team, organisation, and community. The future belongs to those with foresight, flexibility, and a forward focus.
In this keynote presentation, Gihan takes your people on an educational, eye-opening, and engaging ride into the future to learn about the global megatrends shaping your industry, the mindset that helps you lead the change, and the skills you need to get things done in a fast-changing world.
Format: 45-60 minute keynote presentation at your conference
This can also be combined with a concurrent session, moderating a panel discussion, or the Future Proof strategic planning session.
Strategic Planning: Future Proof
Align your business strategy with future trends
The Future Proof strategic planning session helps your leaders understand the most important future trends, identify key strategic initiatives, and prepare a strategy for their key areas of responsibility.
Gihan conducts research into the main disruptive forces affecting your industry and your business, and presents it to the group. He then leads a strategic planning discussion around these disruptive forces and how you can navigate them in the short and medium term.
Format: Half-day facilitated session for your leaders (or delivered in workshop format)
Futurist in Residence
Bring Gihan’s thinking and insights into your team
The goal of the Futurist in Residence program is to keep you regularly updated with the latest trends, shifts and disruptive forces in your industry and business, so you can plan for them and stay ahead of the game.
Gihan conducts ongoing research into the latest trends, risks and opportunities for your business, and presents this to your board or leadership team every three months. He also delivers regular updates during the year, and is available as a sounding board for the strategic leadership team.
Format: One-year program – with a mix of reports, presentations, mentoring, and consulting
I'm a business futurist who helps business leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and other change agents become fit for the future.
I have worked with clients in a range of industries, including:
In 2012, Forbes magazine rated me the #5 social media influencer in the world - and #1 in Australia - in one of my areas of expertise.
Note: I'm based in Perth, Australia (time zone GMT+8 hours).
If you would like to schedule a specific time to speak, you can see my availability here.
Or if you prefer, you can fill in the form here and I'll get back to you.