To pivot, keynote speakers recommend practicing the arts of change management, leadership, and innovation. But what does that mean from a practical standpoint – and what simple shifts can you make that can help produce big windfalls for your organization? Happily, the answers may be simpler than you think, as we often point out in training classes and workshops. The short version: Yes, you too can learn to quickly pivot, as keynote speakers often note – but this requires us to view problems through different lenses, be relentlessly practical about tackling problems, and proactively make a point to make leadership a concept that scales. (And promote the idea of leadership at every level.) You can find out more by checking recent findings from our market research practice, as outlined below.

Topic: Are You Prepared for the Next Big Disruption?

Scenario: Executive teams are currently operating in a time of unprecedented disruption – and it won’t be long, between COVID-19, economic uncertainty, and shifting customer habits – before the next shockwave hits. You need to know if you’re ready to weather it as a business, and plan for disruption.

Insight: Planning for bad times in good times, and deploying more flexible business solutions, while putting in place the systems and tools you need to be more agile and adaptable will be crucial to business success going forward, as pivot keynote speakers often remind. By investing in tomorrow today, and applying a few forward-thinking strategies (which we outline here), you can prepare yourself to greet whatever the future brings.

Topic: 7 Important Questions to Ask as You Rebuild Your Business Plan

Scenario: Operating reality is way different for business leaders now than before the pandemic – and continues to shift as a second wave of coronavirus crests. They need to build new business plans, but need to ask themselves some important guiding questions as they go about crafting it.

Insight: You need to ask yourself things like how life has changed for your customers, how their habits/purchase patterns are different now than before, in what ways competition is evolving (and who your competitors now are), what your supply chain is going to look like in light of recent shifts, what your new goals and related milestones are, etc.