In episode 16 of Lead the Future, Dr. Vince Molinaro speaks with Rita McGrath, one of the world’s most prominent and influential thinkers on business strategy. Their conversation takes a deeper look into how to identify and navigate strategic inflection points in business and the importance of having great leadership accountability in place to execute strategy.
Vince and Rita address the correlation between great leadership and proper strategy execution as well as the different types of companies and leaders that pause and consider strategic outcomes in face of a crisis or problem. Rita shares her thoughts on innovative thinking, types of problem-solving, and the role of leadership through times of change.
“I think organizational growth almost always requires personal growth. And that requires reflection, and it requires practice, and it requires the ability to be uncomfortable, and to see what the next thing is.” – Rita McGrath
KEY LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS TO LISTEN FOR
- Identifying and navigating Key Inflection Points
- Rita’s take on the current state of leadership and business
- How leaders come out on the other side of conflict
- Rita’s advice to leaders today
Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after advisor and speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation and is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world, including the #1 award for strategy by Thinkers50. McGrath’s recent book on strategic inflection points is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019). Rita is the author of four other books, including the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013).