Leadership in times of sudden inflection points

A conversation with Rita McGrath

Publish Date: 16 April, 4PM CEST

Rita McGrath

Christian Rangen

About the Webinar

How can leaders lead in highly disruptive times?

Strategy expert and Professor Rita McGrath has researched how companies can learn to see around corners and understand sudden inflection points.

In this webinar we will discuss how Rita’s recent work can be applied to understand and deal with today’s challenges and how the COVID19 situation can be understood as a massive inflection point for companies worldwide.

From financial resilience, organizational agility, reliance on global supply chains, efficiency of remote work, leadership adaptability and the ability to develop new, short-term strategies – that may be outdated in five days time; these topics and more will be covered in the 1 hour webinar with one of the world’s leading strategy thinkers, Professor Rita McGrath.

Topics We’ll Cover

  • How to use modern strategy frameworks to understand what is currently happening around us

  •  How leaders need to think about strategic inflection points at an accelerated pace

  • Is COVID19 a strategic inflection point?

  • How can companies adapt: learning from other inflection points

  • Organizational agility: How to develop new, short-term strategies based on a rapidly changing landscape

  • Interactive Q &A with strategy thinker Rita McGrath


00:00 Welcome and Introduction (Chris)

00:03 Leadership in times of crisis (Chris)

00:05 Main presentation by Rita (Rita)

00:30 Discussion, Rita & Chris (both)

00:40 Q&A from the participants (open)

00:55 Summary conclusions (Rita)

00:58 Closing notes (Chris)


Rita McGrath | Valize

Rita Gunther McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and is one of the most regularly published authors in the Harvard Business Review. She is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world and was ranked #1 for strategy by Thinkers50.

Christian Rangen | Strategy Tools

Christian Rangen is a serial entrepreneur, strategy expert, business school faculty, speaker, author – and most recently founder and CEO of Strategy Tools. Since 2011, Strategy Tools has been used with 1000’s of companies around the world. Over the past 18 years, he has advised companies and governments globally on strategy, innovation, transformation and developing ecosystems.

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