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How are CEOs coping with 21st-century changes?
IBM recently interviewed global
leaders, including education
respondents in 13 countries.
It published its findings in
“Capitalizing on Complexity,” which
included four primary insights into
how global leaders think they will
fare in a technologically transitional
1 The vast majority of CEO s
anticipate even greater complexity
in the future, and more
than half doubt their ability to
2 CEO s believe that creativity
is the most important leadership
quality. Creative leaders
encourage experimentation and
make deeper business-model
changes to realize their strategies,
take more calculated risks, and
keep innovating in how they lead
3 The most successful organizations
co-create products and
services with customers and integrate
customers into core processes.
4 Better performers manage
complexity on behalf of their
organizations, customers, and partners.
They do so by simplifying operations
and products and increasing
dexterity to change the way they
work, access resources, and enter
markets around the world.