Huffington Post – Marco Comastri – 1/4/17
Article by Marco Comastri, President and GM, EMEA, CA Technologies.
The arrival of a new year is often accompanied by an appetite for change. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, and lots of ideas come to mind. Personally, I’ll also be taking some time to go skiing with my kids, and professionally I’d like to continue promoting the next generation of tech talent, as well.
For business leaders, one kind of recent change they can be certain will continue in 2017 is the way consumer demand is rapidly transforming the technology we use. This pace of change is great for innovation, but it can fuel the discontent people feel about globalisation, as it compounds a growing feeling among many that they are being left behind. For example, a recent study found that almost half of EU citizens view globalisation as a danger.
The World Economic Forum in Davos is always one of the highlights of my year. In 2017, the theme is responsive and responsible leadership. I believe an approach to leadership that embraces these elements is crucial to ensure we build adaptive, flexible organisations - and ones that ease fears of globalisation. In fact, if I could recommend one New Year’s resolution for business and government leaders, it would be to make every decision with responsive and responsible leadership front of mind.