At no time in history have
leaders been responsible for shepherding their
organization through more disruptive forces.
From technological and consumer expectation shifts to
evolving generational and relationship dynamics and
volatile political and regulatory environments, leaders
today face an era of unprecedented change.
At the same time the way in which we’ve approached
the role of a leader and the skills and competencies required
to effectively navigate this whitewater world of change have
remained surprisingly fixed. The hard truth is, at most we’ve
fiddled at the edges of what it means to be a leader today
and how we design policies, procedures, systems and culture to future-proof our organizations against increased
competition, commoditization and marketplace relevance.
In today’s hyper-connected networked world, past success is unfortunately no longer a guaranteed predictor of
future results. Not only is the past no longer a great predictor
of future success, most of our existing learning methodologies rely on learning from that very past state, while our most
pressing leadership challenges appear to require a letting go
of the past in order to connect with and learn from emerging
possible future states.
At RTIME, we will fully embrace the theme of [R]evolution
by exploring one of the most important shifting leadership
paradigms in modern history and the role attendees will
play in shaping this defining moment for the rural telecom
We’ll break down specifically what this critical paradigm
shift is, what it means for our organizations and communities,
and how we as leaders can activate the specific strategic
imperatives, action items, and best-in-class routines and
rituals of high performing leaders needed to future-proof
ourselves and our organizations—and ultimately serve our
communities from a place of deep impact.
Seth Mattison is the keynote speaker during the RTIME opening
general session on February 4, 2019, 8:30–10: 30 a.m.
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