Leadership Insights

3 CEOs Tell You How to Innovate Your Business

In anticipation of the upcoming YPO Innovation Week in May, three YPO members share some actionable insights for innovating in your organization. From Miguel Calatayud, CEO at Qualitas-Health, comes Innovative Problem Solving — a look at how his company has leveraged existing resources in new ways to resolve problems. Instead of inventing the wheel, Calatayud built…

Angela Homsi is Creating Impact, Disruption and Scale

The story of Angela Homsi, economic development and impact finance professional and Co-founder of Ignite Power, is one of creating positive impact beyond boundaries —tackling issues ranging from Israeli-Palestinian peace building to creating sustainable impact ecosystems in Africa. “My work is deeply rooted in my early years. As an Egyptian-Lebanese with a Jewish and Christian…

Virtual Reality is Transporting Students to the Next Frontier in Science Education

Imagine walking along the Great Wall of China to study engineering design or standing among the ancient redwoods in Muir National Monument in California to learn about photo synthesis, without ever leaving the classroom. Virtual reality is making it possible for students to explore new worlds and interact with science in a way they haven’t…

YPO Recognizes 3 Outstanding Members With Leadership Awards

During the recent 2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town, South Africa, three YPO members were recognized with the organization’s Leadership Awards.   Hickok Distinguished Service Award YPO’s highest honor, the Hickok Distinguished Service Award, recognizes a YPO member whose commitment and service exemplify the legacy of YPO’s founder, Ray Hickok. YPO presents this award to…

All in the Family? Not So Fast Says Family Business Expert

Author Randel Carlock explains the balancing act between the bottom line and family. Courage. It’s the most important characteristic of the family business. It takes courage to follow in the footsteps of past generations. Courage to lead and find your voice. And, ultimately, to follow your convictions, when it’s time to leave the business. “Family…

YPO and theBoardlist Announce Strategic Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, and DALLAS, TX, 19 March 2019 — Today, theBoardlist, a curated talent marketplace that connects female leaders with company board opportunities, and YPO, the premier global leadership organization for chief executives, announced a strategic partnership created to continue to improve gender diversity in the boardroom. Through this unique partnership, YPO members seeking…

13 Reasons That Will Take Bitcoin Out of the Bear Market

This is a unique point in the history of money. We have achieved a method where a few people can no longer have an overpowering control over currency. The cryptocurrency bear market we’re in is not the first and certainly will not be the last. Yet, many are asking why is bitcoin trading at such a low price and going lower?…

Empowering African Women Through Business

In 2012, Patricia Nzolantima was selected to join the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a U.S. State Department program aimed at inspiring and supporting African business. It had a major impact on the Kinshasa-based entrepreneur. “2012 is when everything started really,” says Nzolantima, 41. “I met Barack Obama, I met John Kerry, I met Hillary…

Media Interview the Experts at the 2019 YPO EDGE

Onsite at the 2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town, South Africa, a number of media outlets interviewed YPO members and speakers to learn from those on the frontlines the latest in their respective industries. Those onsite included CNBC Africa, Forbes.com, Cape Talk, Business Report and Infomonist, Leadership Magazine, Sunday Times and many more. Below are…

2019 YPO EDGE Day Two: Innovation, Future of Work, Storytelling and Social Impact

“The solution is not to get everyone to become a programmer,” says Dr.Vivienne Ming, speaking on the topic of the future of work during the second day of the 2019 YPO EDGE,  a premier visionary showcase of thought leadership and innovation. Ming says we can program computers to code. It’s already being done. Our value…

16 Female Executives Share Insights for International Women’s Day 2019

From grassroots activism to worldwide action, women across the globe are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. The absence of women is noticed, and the presence of women is celebrated. In YPO, women business leaders are working to create balance for a better world and for better business. “When I…

President of South Africa Encourages YPO Members To Create Impact Beyond Profit

With an invitation to become partners on building an inclusive, sustainable global economy that benefits all peoples, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa began his address to more than 2,000 global business leaders and guests of YPO at the 2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town, South Africa on 6 March. “We are here this evening…

2019 YPO EDGE: Technology and Mindfulness Lead the Day

We are living in a time of radical change: the way we communicate, the way we work,  the way our economy functions, the way we receive health care, and the way we conduct our daily lives are evolving quickly. Technology is impacting everything and everyone. The 2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town, South Africa opened…

2019 YPO GLC: RE_Imagining Leadership

The second full day of the 2019 YPO Global Leadership Conference (GLC) in Cape Town, South Africa, attended by leaders from around the globe, continued with an agenda of RE_imagining leadership through peer-to-peer learning workshops and sharing of personal stories of perseverance and determination. YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken shared the extraordinary progress that has been…

Navigating the Private Aviation Industry

For many business executives today, flying commercial no longer makes sense. There are only so many hours in a week and the demands on a CEO’s time are great. Which is why more and more business leaders are turning to private aviation as a critical way to maximize their hours. Potential flight delays, long security…

YPO Global Leadership Conference Opens In Cape Town

YPO members representing 86 countries gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to RE_Imagine leadership as they embark on a new journey as chapter officers. This week at the 2019 YPO Global Leadership Conference (GLC),  YPO members find themselves surrounded by the rich heritage of the oldest city in South Africa as they embrace peer-to-peer learning…

YPO Names Elizabeth Zucker 2019-2020 Chairman

DALLAS – 4 March 2019 – Today, YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, announced the election of Elizabeth Zucker to YPO’s highest elected office, the 2019-2020 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors. Zucker is the 68th member to hold this office and will succeed current YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken. She…

YPO Names Elizabeth Zucker 2019-2020 Chairman

YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, announced the election of Elizabeth Zucker to YPO’s highest elected office, the 2019-2020 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors. Zucker, the 68th member to hold this office, will succeed current YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken and begin her term on 1 July 2019. A member…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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