Planning in unpredictable environments

Imageby: Alison Levine
Keynote speaker, MBA CSC 2012 U.S. Conference 

I am really looking forward to the conference on June 20th and am excited to share some of the lessons I have learned over the past 15 years during expeditions to some of the harshest and most remote places on the planet. During my presentation I will be drawing upon the insight I have gained during my adventures climbing the seven summits and skiing to both the North and the South Poles.

I will be addressing the topics of leadership, teamwork, innovation, pushing your personal limits, and dealing with a changing environment. No one gets anywhere without taking risks — but the risks need to be responsible ones and of course we always need a black up plan since things rarely go as expected, which is why we need no-nonsense teams that can succeed in times of uncertainty.

Spending a lot of time working on plans is a waste of time because plans are typically outdated as soon as they are finished. It’s important to be much more focused on executing vs planning. Whether you are dealing with the unpredictable environments in the mountains or those in business, government, education, etc, you must always be flexible, agile and ready to react to evolving environments because complacency is really what puts you in danger of becoming extinct.

See you at the conference! 

For more information about Alison’s speech, click here.

For more information about, and to register for our U.S. conference, click here

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