Mike Felmlee

The Opportunity in Disruption

by Mike Felmlee
*Article also appears in The 2020 Q1 Prouty Pulse.
We work with many people who like to think differently. Who are not afraid to stretch themselves. Who, some say, are out on the edge looking to be catalysts for disrupting the marketplace they do business in today. And, while some are energized by all these disruptions, many of us are overwhelmed with the level of disruption that’s occurring today.
The good news is, much of this disruption we’re experiencing today is helping the world in which we live.
Can you imagine what we did before cell phones? We suggest the advantages of these disruptions, like the cell phone, far outweigh the disadvantages. So, the real question to ask is: How can we and our colleagues respond?
Some people will be early adopters, others will get there eventually, while even more will not take any action. Unfortunately, this can cause some of us to focus too inwardly on our businesses, doing only those things that help us “catch up” to our competitors. Instead, we must keep one eye on the present and the other on the future, to steer our way through disruptive technology, global competitors and the war for talent.
To help you thrive in these turbulent times, we’d like to share our insights and perspectives to operate successfully in a fast-paced, disruptive environment that shows no signs of slowing down. We frequently get asked by executives how their organizations can succeed in an environment of constant change. We suggest three things:

  • Know what CEOs and their Boards of Directors are talking about today.
  • Don’t be afraid to STRETCH your thinking about the future and your role in it. Elevate the conversation.
  • Appreciate and recognize the importance of your company’s culture.

We’d love the opportunity to collaborate with you, to help you navigate through these disruptions, and assist you in creating your exciting vision.




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