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Archive for February 2019

Megatrends Shaping the World Beyond 2020

What’s after what’s next? YPO’s global strategic learning advisor, EY, poses this question to their global think tank – EYQ. The result is an exploration of ‘the upside of disruption,’ the theme of EY’s 2018 Megatrends report, a deep dive into the key disruptive global trends shaping the world beyond 2020.   A framework for…

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Global Entrepreneur Plants Seeds of Passion With Sustainable Businesses

YPO Global Impact celebrates extraordinary members doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place. Since the initiative’s founding in 2012, 27 members have been honored for their successful, impactful projects. Strike up a chat with YPO member Dennis Overton and there is bound to be word of a new sustainable business he is…

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Strengthen Your Workplace – Creating Harmony Leads to Business Success

Leaders who create harmony in the workplace, develop a culture that fosters growth and find ways to have teams work better together experience greater success in their organization. Real Leaders, the preferred partner publication of YPO, recently published a series of articles focused on how leaders can strengthen their workplaces. From communicating the big-picture vision…

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Dr. Ola Brown Is Breaking the Narrative of African Women

Medical doctor, entrepreneur, trainee helicopter pilot, author, investor and humanitarian are just some of the words to describe YPO member Dr. Ola Brown. Her inspiring story from to medical student in the United Kingdom to founder of West Africa’s first indigenous Air Ambulance Service and venture capitalist is driven by passion and a desire for…

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YPO Honors Extraordinary CEOs for Making Global Impact

Each year, YPO members who are using their skills to make extraordinary, beneficial impacts in their communities around the world are named Global Impact Honorees. In 2019, four inspirational YPO members are being so honored. Charlotte (Lotte) Davis, Founder and CEO of One Girl Can Through One Girl Can, Lotte Davis is channeling a force that…

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YPO EDGE Speakers: 15 More Visionaries Added

With the 2019 YPO EDGE right around the corner, YPO is thrilled to reveal that the world’s top chef Massimo Bottura and 14 more incredible trailblazers have been added to the already impressive speaker lineup. On 6-7 March in Cape Town, South Africa, YPO EDGE will bring together more than 2,000 global business leaders with…

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5 Pitfalls of Blindly Following Advice

Platitudes about “the way to do things,” surround us daily — from personal interactions with peers, to articles we read in business journals and magazines, to discussions we hear between newscasters on TV. Many of these concepts come replete with pithy maxims that guide our opinions about leadership and management and which, upon further reflection,…

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Five Strategies To Help CEOs Grow As Leaders

Ongoing professional renewal and development is critical for success in leadership roles. Yet education takes a meager 3 percent of CEO time and even that tends to fall prey to grueling schedules. According to a 2018 article in the Harvard Business Review, on average, CEOs spend about 62.5 hours per week at work. Of that,…

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Early Stage Investment Innovation: Building Services for Family Offices

My management team and I have spent the past nine months building access to early stage investment assets for family offices. Perhaps the simplest definition of a family office is an organization that assumes the day-to-day administration and management of a family’s financial affairs. The experience has been challenging, exciting and rewarding — and has taught…

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