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The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment by Mike Thompson

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Part One: INTRODUCTION TO THE ANYWHERE LEADER

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THE ANYWHERE LEADER

Instability and change are nothing new. John F. Kennedy said, “The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.” But those words seem especially relevant in the second decade of the twenty-first century. A severe recession, high-tech bubble, real estate bubble, the crash of those bubbles, tough global competition for low-wage jobs, and aggressive cross-border deal-making have all changed the status quo for businesses and employees. Managers manage crisis to crisis, day to day, quarter to quarter. Long-term goals keep receding into the distance. People wonder how trade wars, unemployment, and partisan bickering will change their employment and economic ...

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