IBM’s “Capitalizing on Complexity”: Great Insights on Leadership from a Global CEO Study

In multiple reportsunder the umbrella title of Capitalizing on Complexity,IBM has produced wonderful guidance for CEO and other C-level executives in thinking about how they can be more effective leaders in a fast changing world. These are very well-designed, usefulreports, available in multiple languages:

In a world fraught with uncertainty, what are today's CEOs doing to strengthen their situations against competitors?

Previously, CEOs have consistently identified change as their most pressing challenge. Today, CEOs are telling us that the complexity of operating in an increasingly volatile and uncertain world is their primary challenge. And, a surprising number of them told us that they feel ill-equipped to succeed in this drastically different world.

How are leaders dealing with this level of complexity? What strategies are the most successful organizations employing to tap into new opportunities, and overcome the barriers to growth? To find out, we conducted over 1500 face-to-face interviews—the largest known study of its kind with CEOs from companies of all sizes across 60 countries, representing 33 industries.

IBM C-Suite Study Series

IBM Executive Exchange (interviews with CEOs)

Portal site with webcasts, etc.

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