Change is a choice, not a mandate
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) April 06, 2016
Metcalf & Associates is the global media sponsor for the CIO Tomorrow conference, presented by Columbus Business First. The conference is structured to provide CIOs and technology leaders insight from global thought leaders and panels of C-level executives across industries. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with one another, as well as learn from panelists and speakers. The conference features three prominent thought leaders as keynote speakers: Thai Lee, CEO, SHI International; Dale Meyerrose, President, The Meyerrose Group, Major General U.S. Air Force – Retired; and Joe Gallo, President & COO, Dispatch Printing Co. It also features four panels with representatives from top companies that explore the impact of disruptive change, including a CXO discussion and three separate CIO panels focusing on people, process and technology.
Metcalf & Associates’ Maureen Metcalf will interview speakers and create a conference highlight recording to broadcast on her VoiceAmerica radio show, Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations.
In early 2015, Fortune magazine sent a survey to each Fortune 500 CEO asking, in part, what their companies saw as their greatest challenge.
Not surprisingly, the highest response was the rapid, disruptive pace of technological change. Leaders knew that disruption creates pivotal points that preclude normal patterns from being maintained any longer. Their concerns about how these advancements impact the future expectations of their companies, both from a capabilities and a consumer point of view, are important perspectives worthy of serious consideration.
What emerged from the research is a strong theme that change is a choice, not a mandate. The conference may lead one to conclude that change means survival in the current business age in which we live. Successful leaders chose to proactively make change to differentiate their organizations. They create opportunities to do more than survive – they create the conditions to thrive.
Technology leaders are distinguished by their ability to anticipate change and proactively identify organizational advantage. Leaders develop this insight by understanding trends provided by global thought leaders, as well as collaborating with local leaders to implement significant change across the region.
Metcalf & Associates, Inc. is a leadership development and management consulting firm that uses an integrative approach to help leaders and their organizations innovate how they lead and how they operate, helping them thrive in a rapidly changing environment. CEO Maureen Metcalf is an acclaimed thought leader who has developed, tested and implemented emerging models that dramatically improve leaders and contribute to organizational success.