Leaders today are facing challenges unlike any other era. Business and workforce disruptions have reached epic proportions, competitors are appearing from new and unexpected places, and the return to normal has been replaced by a new constant – change. How do we make sense of this new business environment, and help workforce leaders adapt and thrive?
Julia Alexander, ExecOnline Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, will be joined by Rita McGrath, best-selling author, thought leader and faculty at Columbia Business School, for an engaging discussion about the new challenges and changing roles of today’s leaders, and strategies to help them gain the skills they need right now.
This interactive webinar in partnership with Training Industry will provide actionable insights on:
– How leadership has changed, and the capabilities needed to build a future-ready workforce
– How to move beyond traditional strategies to create opportunities for development and growth
– How to build a case for the ROI of L&D during economic uncertainty
Professor of Strategy, Columbia Business School
Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, ExecOnline
Rita McGrath, Professor of Strategy, Columbia Business School
Rita 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).
Since the onset of the pandemic, Rita has created workshops, strategy sessions and keynotes, applying
her tools and frameworks to strategy under high levels of uncertainty to specific issues organizations are
McGrath received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and has degrees with
honors from Barnard College and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.
Julia Alexander, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, ExecOnline
Julia Alexander is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of ExecOnline where she is responsible for global course operations, data and analytics, and university partnerships. Julia previously served as CEO of Dalberg Research, an emerging markets-focused global research firm and began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She brings her passion for data-driven decision making, innovative content delivery channels, and superior client service to ExecOnline’s programs.
Julia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.