There is no business as usual. To stay competitive all companies need to be structured around the global economy, capable of drawing on resources anywhere in the world, as well as moving quickly into new markets as opportunities arise.
The technology that has made all this possible continues to evolve rapidly, radically, creating an environment of constant and turbulent change. In this environment, effective leadership depends on the ability to think beyond the obvious, and to find answers from imperfect information. It requires strategic vision and practical wisdom, a mastery of core business disciplines but also the skills to communicate that vision, to drive a team forward and to manage conflict as it arises.