The biggest danger of a crisis is distraction. Clarity matters. The best way to predict the future is to create it. Yu will show you how highly successful leaders “leap” during crises, how they manage to increase autonomy without sinking the organization into chaos, how they pursue new business opportunities when resources have to be preserved, and how they rapidly pivot and recover when everyone else falls on the side-lines. Through these actions, these leaders expand their scope of influence and their corresponding sense of control. They emerge stronger as individuals. Their companies come out more powerful than ever.
Howard Yu is the LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation as well as the director of IMD’s signature program, Advanced Management Program (AMP).
Yu is also the author of the award-winning book LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied. LEAP identifies five fundamental principles that allow companies to make a leap and stay successful in the face of such competition. His work has been featured by CNBC, BBC, Fast Company Magazine, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Quartz at Work, MarketWatch, and numerous international outlets.
In 2015, Yu was selected by Poets&Quants as one of “The World’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40,” and in 2018, he appeared on the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.” He has delivered customized training programs to leading organizations, including LEGO, Mars, Maersk, Bosch, and Electrolux. Yu received his doctoral degree from Harvard Business School.
Session: LEAP: Thriving After a Crisis
Date: 29 & 30 October
Venue: Filmby Aarhus, Studio 1, Aarhus, Denmark