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Whether you are leading an organization or working within its ranks, you may be feeling a sense that things are spinning out of control right now – politically, economically and socially. But there are ways to make sense of the complex challenges facing businesses, governments and society as a result of the pandemic, the geopolitical conflict in Ukraine and larger issues like climate change, racial bias and the ever-widening gap between the haves and have-nots.

Hailing from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, a number of renowned geopolitical strategists, scholars and management thinkers are helping organizations navigate the current choppy waters so leaders and teams can better understand and adapt to what’s happening and develop innovative solutions. Learn more about them by visiting their individual profiles. For a preview, we’ve highlighted the work of three of these sought-after advisors below.

Forging a Path to a Safer World

Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Daniel Yergin is an internationally-recognized authority on energy, geopolitics and the global economy. Vice Chairman of S&P Global and Chairman of CERAWeek, he is the author of several books including “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations” (2020), which examines major trends that will shape the world and drive us into the future. When working with organizations, he focuses on establishing a path to a better, safer world where the interests of competitive nations can come together. As TIME Magazine put it, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.”

Global Shifts Are Creating Opportunities

Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and Former Dean of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, is a recognized authority on foreign policy, leadership, diversity and gender equality. She has spent decades helping decision makers in every sector move business and government forward in ways that also help solve big societal problems. More recently she has been discussing the invasion of Ukraine and what it means for the US, the EU, Russia, China, India and the Middle East. She shares her thoughts on infrastructure and health care in this April 2021 New York Times piece and her popular TED Talk, which has over 2 million views, is well worth viewing. Her newest book, “Renewal: From Crisis to Transformation in Our Lives, Work, and Politics” (September 2021), is essential reading for leaders, citizens and change makers.

Imagining the Next Global Economy

Rawi Abdelal, award-winning Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, is one of the world’s few authorities on the impacts of geopolitical changes on businesses, economies, supply chains and social structures. His views on Russia’s war against Ukraine are particularly urgent and timely. Having shifted his teachings from “examining the fragile state of the world” to “imagining the next global economy,” he helps business and government leaders better interpret and deal with trends affecting their organizations – including “The Great Resignation” and other political and social movements – so they can respond in ways that bring about positive change for economies, employees and customers. A transformative strategist, engaging speaker, storyteller and widely published author, Rawi offers advice on how to strengthen cultures and build a more sustainable, equitable future.

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Managing the Impact of Geopolitical Shocks on your Business was last modified: November 3rd, 2022 by Whitney Jennings