January 28 - Acquiring Information to Stay Relevant

Effective Techniques for Enhancing Your Information Diet

On Tuesday, January 28th, The Strategic Leadership Forum of the Carolinas will host a robust discussion about how to stay relevant through the acquisition of topical, targeted information. The forum will include two featured panelists:

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis

Having run private-equity-owned companies and serving on several external boards, Jeff excels in finding and sharing relevant information. Learn how, and why, he does it.

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Heading a “small” $40 million company, Kevin relies on big data analytics and innovation to deliver huge market impact. He is author of “The Entrepreneur Mind”, featured in Forbes.

This participant-driven event is inspired by a number of factors, most notably:
1) Innovation is thinking outside of the box

Outside of the Box Thinking

50 entrepreneur CEO’s were asked what they read. An insightful part of their answer was that they do not read about what is happening their own industry. Most CEO’s read about emerging trends in a variety of industries – a clear indication that identifying opportunities, regardless of the origin, is key to driving innovation.

2) Old Paradigm = “it’s easier to find a job when you have one”

Finding a Job

The new paradigm is that it does not matter whether or not you are in a job, because so many talented people have been disrupted. It does matter, however, if you seem relevant to potential employers when opportunities arise. Is your terminology current, are your activities diversified and multi-generational? Do you “get it?”

3) Technology is changing our world at an exponential pace

Changing Technology

In the competition for leadership roles, what are others doing beyond what you are doing to understand the emerging roles of technology, and participate in them as a user? Have you learned to embrace new ways in which information is disseminated, shared, followed and discussed? When was the last time you heard a TED Talk?

During this session you will participate in a healthy exchange of ideas and practices focused on how you can remain relevant in a rapidly changing business environment.

  • The discussion will not be technical, but it will talk about common uses of technology to acquire information.
  • It is designed for senior managers & professionals who want to learn to think differently about how and where they acquire information.
  • Participants will leave with real-world examples to share with colleagues and employees when they return to the office.

This discussion will be held on January 28th in the board room of Fifth Third Bank at 201 North Tryon Street, and will be limited to 24 participants. Complimentary to SLF Members, $35 participation fee to others. Please join us!

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.