Creating this post has inspired me to borrow and slightly change a famous Tom Cruise line from the film Jerry Maguire: "Show me the assets." That will be the focus and lens through which I will be creating my blog posts at next week's World Business Forum.
The World Business Forum brings together thought leaders, business gurus and legendary CEOs to address critical issues facing businesses today. There will be about 5000 attendees from all over the world. I will be one of about 50 people designated as "some of the best business bloggers" embedded right in the middle of all the action. There will be a Bloggers Hub complete with high-speed Internet access and all the electronic bells and whistles we’ll need to report live from the conference.
Big Agenda Items
As with past Forums, the two-day event will be held on the big stage at Radio City Music Hall and it will very likely yield many interesting ideas and provocative headlines. We expect this year’s event to be a bit more intense since it comes a full year after the financial and economic mess that washed over the world. The usual-suspect big agenda items will be discussed - the financial crisis, energy policy, health care, and globalization. They will be tackled by a high profile A-list of of leaders and personalities including Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Sachs, George Lucas, and T.Boone Pickens.
Where The Rubber Meets The Road
Perhaps even more important, there will also be a powerhouse group of "hands-on" business leaders discussing extremely important day-to-day on-the-ground topics and issues that are critical to achieving success in today’s global economic environment. Here’s a short list of some of the speakers and topics:
- Irene Rosenfeld on Leading Transformational Change
- Gary Hamel on Management Innovation
- Patrick Lecioni on Building Winning Teams
- Bill George on Leadership In Times of Crisis
- Bill Conaty on Talent Management
Listening “Softer” To See Deeper