Global Thought Leaders Summit – virtual event

Choice making in an era of paradoxes

28 November 2023

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Join us to explore the art of turning discomfort into ambition and tensions into creativity with two of the greatest thought leaders of our time. 

Leaders of tomorrow will be spending substantial time and energy embracing ongoing emerging crises and tensions, not as a passing era but as a new “normal” with all its invitations and frustrations.

Critical shifts in a leader’s mindset in an era of crisis and social tension

Join us for our Global Thought Leaders Summit 2023 and get curious about the following pressing questions:

  • How might we best embrace creative tensions to solve our toughest problems?
  • How do we build “great choice-making” capabilities at scale across the organisation?
  • How do we turn leadership discomfort and emerging tensions into transformation?
  • How do forward-looking leaders shape the courageous conversations that move organisations forward?
  • How might hybrid or integrative thinking and a both/and mindset make us better choice makers?



The event will be hosted online.

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28 November 2023

14:00 - 15:15 (CET)

The event is free of charge.

Themes we will cover 

Future-fitting organisations in a world of tension and crisis by building distributed “great choice-making” capabilities at scale
Signe Gro Jensen and Stig Albertsen, Implement Consulting Group.

Both/And Thinking – Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems
Wendy Smith, professor and HBR best-selling author.

A New Way to Think – How “integrative thinking” drives great choice making
Roger Martin, strategy advisor, ex-dean and leading HBR author.

Smack in the centre of contradictions is the place to be

Bono, singer U2

Keynote speakers

To help us explore how to build “great choice-making” capabilities at scale, we have invited globally renowned and leading management thinkers, Roger Martin and Professor Wendy Smith, both best-selling authors and Harvard Business Review contributors.

Wendy Smith
Author of the 2022 best-selling book "Both/And Thinking"

Wendy Smith is the author of the 2022 bestseller “Both/And Thinking”, a professor of management and the faculty director of the women’s leadership initiative at the University of Delaware. She earned her PhD from Harvard Business School where she began her intensive research on strategic paradoxes – how leaders and senior teams effectively respond to contradictory yet interdependent demands.

Working with executives globally, she has been a noted keynote speaker and teacher for audiences around the world. Her research, published among the top journals in the field, has received numerous awards, including an award for being the 1 per cent most cited research in the field.

Roger Martin
Author of the best-selling book “Playing to Win – How Strategy Really Works

Roger Martin is the author of the best-selling book “Playing to Win – How Strategy Really Works”, which won the Thinkers50 Best Book Award, and he was recently appointed the third most influential management thinker by Thinkers50.

He is the former dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and during his 15 years as dean he transformed the institution from a small Canadian B-school to a global educational player.

Implement Consulting Group has worked closely with Roger Martin for several years, starting with his appearance as a guest speaker at Implement Thought Leaders in 2011 and continuing with the training of Implement’s consultants in his approach to strategic thinking.

How wonderful that we have met a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress

Niels Bohr, Danish physicist. 1922

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