11 April 2023 | Online

Calmly Confronting Chaos: The Tao of Disruptive Change

The forever normal of constant change creates significant stress and anxiety. We are in an age of paradox, facing never-ending, seemingly contradictory choices.

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The forever normal of constant change creates significant stress and anxiety. We are in an age of paradox, facing never-ending, seemingly contradictory choices. Work or family? Planet or profits? Short-term or long-term? Peace or prosperity? These need not be contradictory choices. Approaching seeming paradoxes with an either/or mindset turns too frequently into neither/nor outcomes; a both/and mindset creates more/than a possibility.

In this interactive discussion, innovation expert Scott Anthony draws on his research and fieldwork to describe:

  • The “Tao of Disruptive Change” – the eight paradoxical demands leaders face today
  • The “Paradox Choice” – how adaptive capacity can allow leaders to turn paradoxes from binding constraints to enabling opportunities
  • “Paradox Practices” – four simple ways to develop the ability to calmly confront chaos and master change

About the presenter

Scott Anthony is passionate about helping individuals and organizations develop the capacity to thrive in today’s world of never-ending change. He is a Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches a course called “Leading Disruptive Change,” and a Managing Director and Managing Partner Emeritus at Innosight, where he helps leaders design new growth strategies, build innovation capabilities, navigate disruptive innovation, and manage strategic transformation.

Scott has written eight books, including most recently Eat, Sleep, Innovate (2020) and Dual Transformation (2017), which describe how forward-thinking organizations can navigate disruptive change and own the future. His most recent Harvard Business Review article is “Persuade Your Company to Change Before It’s Too Late.” Scott lived in Singapore from 2010-2022, where he served as a member of the Committee on the Future Economy and as a Board member of subsidiaries of Temasek (MediaCorp) and NTUC (LearningHub). He has given keynote addresses on six continents and is Harvard Business Corporate Learning’s most in-demand external subject matter expert.

Scott has twice been named one of the world’s ten most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 and has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award three times, winning the award in 2017. Scott received a BA in economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an Executive Master in Change from INSEAD, where he graduated with distinction