Leadership Insights

Leadership Journey: What If They Don’t Like You?

Leadership is hard, and no one really tells you that. You’re either so focused on making your way up the ambition ladder that you don’t even consider the hard parts, or you’re in a leadership position and there’s an unwritten rule that you can’t complain because you must be having a great time. And don’t…

YPO Innovation Week 2019 Finale Includes Future of Work and Collaborative Innovation

YPO Innovation Week 2019 concluded Friday with its continued deep dive into how innovation is transforming work and life. Imagine knowing about an illness before getting sick – and knowing what you can do to help prevent it from happening. Wonder why the gig economy is a good thing? YPO members got some insight from…

Four Progressive Leaders to Receive the 2019 YPO Global Innovation Awards

Thirst CEO Mina Guli, RaySearch Laboratories AB CEO Johan Löf,Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski & Apeel CEO James Rogers honored NEW YORK, NY – 17 May 2019 –  YPO, the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives, today announced the winners of its prestigious Global Innovation Awards. Presented in conjunction with YPO Innovation…

YPO Innovation Week 2019 Day 3 Addresses Future of Everything, 4th Industrial Revolution and Trust

YPO Innovation Week 2019 continued Thursday with presentations and conversations around the globe focused on the future of work, the future of mobility, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how humans will never be replaced. In fact, today’s virtual session focused on high performing organizations — which has nothing to do with machines. Virtual – Trust…

YPO Innovation Week 2019 Day 2 Tackles Technology Adoption, Fintech and Doing Business in China

2019 YPO Innovation Week continued Wednesday with chief executives around the globe joining the discussion both at in-person events and a virtual workshop. Discussions centered around why businesses sometimes miss the boat on innovation, why Waterloo has become an innovation hub and what foreign businesses often fail to comprehend when attempting to enter the great…

YPO Innovation Week 2019 Launches with 3D Printing, Construction Technology and Startups

Tuesday marked the opening of YPO’s 2019 Innovation Week with a virtual event plus in-person gatherings for members around the globe. Topics discussed included 3D printed buildings, dispersed innovation, robots and cryptocurrencies. Each event featured prominent thought leaders who helped guide conversation around innovation.   Virtual: Hire talent where you find it, then constantly communicate…

3 Focus Areas for Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution

We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – whether we’re ready for it or not. The fusion of physical, digital and biological technologies is transforming the way we work, live, shop and connect – paving the way for radical disruption across all business sectors. Emerging technologies from AI and “internet of things” to blockchain,…

Getting a Kik Out of Innovation

Kik founder and CEO Ted Livingston tells us how innovation has driven his business forward ahead of his appearance at YPO Innovation Week. Ted Livingston showed a dramatic commitment to innovation early on in his career. At age 23, the Canadian tech entrepreneur sold a tranche of personal stock in his messaging company Kik for…

What Every First-time CEO Should Know

YPO member Mitzi Reaugh, who recently became the CEO of augmented reality technology firm Jaunt XR, shares lessons she has learned since her appointment with “CNN Business.” Read full article. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO, spouse, parent, and global citizen? Of course, you…

YPO in Russia: Impact-Driven Program Grows Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

While each year YPO celebrates more members creating positive impact around the world, a chapter in Russia is leveraging its collective power to make a difference. In a recent global leadership survey conducted by YPO, 93 percent of those surveyed say business should create positive impact beyond profit. YPO’s vision reflects this growing trend as…

Will You Be Replaced by A Robot? How AI is Transforming Marketing As We Know It

Although experts predict that one-third of our jobs will be replaced by robots by 2025, this isn’t a reason to worry — it just means it’s time to adapt. The true losers of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning economic shift will be the laggards and late-adopters during this transition. The transformative nature of AI technologies…

Disrupting The Conventional — 2019 Signature Events Announced for YPO Innovation Week

For the fourth consecutive year, YPO will host Innovation Week, a series of in-person and digital events across the world in locations including: Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China; Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Moscow, Russia; San Francisco, California, USA; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the week of 12-18 May 2019. Designed to connect the world’s most dynamic innovators, disruptors and…

SaluberMD Puts You In Control of Your Health

Imagine if a doctor could determine whether a patient is having a panic attack or a heart attack at home, so that the one who needs urgent medical care gets it. Or when a patient complains of a backache but doesn’t mention a fatal aspirin allergy, the doctor is alerted to the allergy by medical…

On the Radio and Social Media — Middle Eastern Women are Changing the Landscape of Gender Roles and Relations

Every year, YPO recognizes a handful of its most inspiring members with a Social Enterprise Network (SEN) Sustainability Award — an honor given to those fostering positive social change on both local and global levels. Yann Borgstedt, Founder The Womanity Foundation © Meinrad Schade / Anzenberger This year’s winner of the SEN Sustainability Award for…

16 Tips for Giving and Receiving Feedback as a Leader

The advice to “know thyself” is often found in business books and articles. In the workplace, one of the most effective areas to develop knowing thyself is in the giving and receiving of feedback. Leaders need to recognize how well they do this. Are they known for criticizing more than praising? Are they known as…

4 Keys to Succeeding in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

When an industry is about to go through transformation, there’s an opportunity to be the first to spot the change and take advantage of that understanding, according to Mia de Kuijper of Salesforce, speaking at 2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town, South Africa. We are in the throes of change right now — the Fourth…

Why Business Succession Plans Fail and How to Beat the Odds

As a business leader, you face countless challenges in keeping your business running. You are well-armed and experienced for most of these challenges, however, one challenge many find particularly daunting is the succession of a business. The transition can include the transfer to a family member, to a key employee or a sale to a…

Is the Next Recession on Its Way? – An Economics Overview for 2019

The question is not if a recession is coming but when. According to CEO of Mauldin Economics John Mauldin, the Global Recession Probability Model, an indicator from Ned Davis Research, shows that after one of the largest economic expansions in history, it’s time for a recession. Since economists aren’t able to identify recessions in real…

How To Foster Innovation in Your Business: Tips from Senior Executives

Most chief executives would say they want to see innovation flourish within their business, yet many struggle with how to make it part of the culture. The following YPO For Presidents By Presidents videos are concise (less than five minutes) and filled with key tips from senior executives about implementing, executing and fostering innovation within…

How to Increase Your Board Diversity And Why it Matters

Considering the tight link between board diversity, better decision-making and higher performance, it only makes sense for companies to seek more diversity for their top leadership. According to theBoardlist Index, more than 92 percent of board seats are held by men. “There has been so much talk lately about board diversity,” says YPO’s Diversity and…

Great Leaders Only Serve Their Teams

YPO member Mark Bilton, Managing Director of Thought Patrol, shares his thoughts with Entrepreneur Asia Pacific on how to reframe leadership and humanize the workplace. Read full article. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO, spouse, parent, and global citizen? Of course, you do. Check out…

Impact of U.S.-China Trade War

YPO member Stanley Szeto, CEO of Lever Style, discusses the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on his business and other economies such as Vietnam and Brazil with CNBC Asia. He also talks about the upside for e-commerce, especially for Hong Kong-based firms. View video. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you…

This cheap, 700-year old solution could change billions of lives

YPO member James Chen, CEO of Clearly, writes an article for the World Economic Forum discussing how businesses are setting the pace for technological change and social innovation. One of the ways to do so, Chen says, is by finding and catalysing a solution towards improving vision, which would have dramatic repercussions for a country’s…

Indian Market Touted to be No.1 Growth Driver in Entire APAC Region

YPO member Sanjay Kedia, the Country Head and CEO of Marsh India Insurance, spoke to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific to discuss the crux at which India’s insurance industry stands, waiting to match the world. Read full article. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO, spouse, parent, and…

India and China To Soon Be Top Three Economies of the World

In an interview with Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, YPO member Sandy Mehta shares his insights about the APAC market, which he thinks is the most interesting globally at this stage. Read full article. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO, spouse, parent, and global citizen? Of…

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