Trade secret: While pivot keynote speakers often expound at length at the importance of thinking ahead, there’s more to designing a future-proof business strategy than wishful thinking. That means having to implement more flexible solutions and tactics for getting ahead. As frequent guest presenters and pivot keynote speakers, we often talk at length about the importance of anticipatory leadership, futurism, and creativity / innovation. But if you’d like a quick crash course in what that means from a day-to-day standpoint? Just keeping reading…

Topic: How to Make Your Company More Flexible and Responsive

Scenario: Successful business doesn’t necessarily have more cutting-edge solutions, better resources, or more manpower – rather, they’re more resourceful, capable, and resilient. Implementing a number of flexible business strategies and technology solutions can help you turn on a dime faster, be more responsive to changes in the marketplace, and more rapidly adjust your tactics if the future takes a sudden, unexpected turn.

Insight: The key to making smart business investments is to pick opportunities, technologies, and tools that you can easily adapt or retrofit to a wide variety of contexts and scenarios. Likewise, if you’re going to implement a new product, service, or solution, it should be one that’s widely applicable to myriad audiences, and easily adjustable to speak to different audiences, markets, and needs. Giving yourself more room to maneuver as a business is crucial, as market and industry conditions can often turn on a dime. Taking a more malleable approach to how you do business can help you more rapidly steer your way back to success when the pathway forward takes a sudden or unforeseen turn – and do so more rapidly and cost-effectively.

Topic: Perfecting the Pivot: How to Be More Agile and Adaptable

Scenario: Anything can change in an instant in today’s marketplace – businesses need to implement strategies and solutions that can help them quickly pivot, and stay flexible and agile, in the face of unforeseen circumstances and unexpected developments.

Insight: Using new technologies and analytics tools, it’s easier to get a sense of what’s happening in your industry, organization, or the marketplace, and stay more attuned and on top of what customers and doing and thinking. Likewise, you can leverage these solutions, and simple shifts in leadership and business strategy, to more rapidly respond to unplanned events, or sudden shifts in your chosen field, in turn. In addition, it’s also important to choose resources and capabilities that are highly adaptable and widely applicable to myriad tasks and scenarios.