Lesley’s favourite quotes from the 2019 Global Peter Drucker Forum

“Magic happens when egos leave the room.” Ed Catmull, Co-Founder Pixar Animation Studios. “Great leaders harness the power of entire organisations…the best way to bridge the gap between ideas and results is to work through people.” Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director,…

Strategy & Ecosystems, Part 4: Defining your ecosystem

Fundamentally, ecosystems are relationships that deliver greater value than the sum of their parts. The complexities of ecosystems, their power, their weaknesses and their potential to deliver great value to society as a whole are the topics of this conference.…

Strategy & Ecosystems, Part 3: Collaboration in Complex Ecosystems

Ecosystems become complex as soon as pen & paper are put aside in favor of action, such as communicating and collaborating with those organizations - individuals - that are drawn so neatly in the ecosystem map. Why is that? I…

Strategy & Ecosystems, Part 2: Influence in Ecosystems

I've been thinking about influence lately, and specifically, how it shapes discussions and decisions. Having been fortunate enough to learn from some great influencers early in my life and career, a lot of the theory I was later formally taught…