Season 2: Episode 18 – in conversation with Costas Markides
Unveiling the Darkest Secret: Navigating Continuous Disruption with Costas Markides
How to Survive and thrive in the age of continuous disruption.
In this engaging episode, Chris Caldwell delves into a thought-provoking discussion with Costas Markides, a seasoned Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, currently holding the Robert P Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership.
Change, Change, Change!
The constant of change.
This single word encapsulates our modern existence – a signal, an invitation, a diagnosis, a directive.
But is change truly constant?
Perhaps this era is uniquely different.
This is the perspective of our guest this week. We’ve entered an era Costas describes as ‘continuous disruption.’
And of all these disruptions that create a sense of permanent urgency, climate change is the greatest.
Luckily, Costas has a few ideas about how to thrive – as well as survive – in this new age.
From winning hearts and minds to segmenting audiences, embracing innovation at scale, and breaking free from stagnant environments – we explore strategies to navigate these challenges effectively.
Throughout such a successful career, it’s no surprise that Costas has won all sorts of awards and honours for his teaching, whilst also publishing half-a-dozen books, from All The Right Moves: A Guide to Crafting a Breakthrough Strategy in 2000 to Organising for the New Normal: Preparing your Company for the Journey of Continuous Disruption in 2021.
” …why is it that some companies responded well to digital disruption and some fail … and one of the major findings is that it’s not necessarily the strategy that they follow and it’s not necessarily the leadership … but it was the attitude …”
This week’s episode:
Section one: continuous disruption
Section two: mobilising people for climate
Section three: segmenting the green message
Section four: the knowing/doing gap
Section five: creativity, innovation, and behavioural barriers to change
Section six: can big firms be radical?
Section seven: innovation at the bottom of the pyramid
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We talk about how the scope of the challenge before us is beyond that of any one individual or any one solution. We listen to thinkers, researchers, policymakers, and business leaders. They discuss a diversity of ideas and solutions to global climate and environmental issues and why they matter.
Season 2 is presented by Chris Caldwell and produced by UNITED RENEWABLES in association with LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, ALUMNI ENERGY CLUB.
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