• Tom Cruise at Mission Impossible Film Premiere
    Tom Cruise at Mission Impossible Film Premiere
  • Phil Mickleson with Blythe at Medinah Country Club
    Phil Mickleson with Blythe at Medinah Country Club
  • In Frankfurt: Yves, me, Heidi Klum, Sir Martin Sorrell--chairman of WPP
    In Frankfurt: Yves, me, Heidi Klum, Sir Martin Sorrell--chairman of WPP
  • Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham
    Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham
  • David H. Murdock, an American businessman and philanthropist at the Forbes CEO conference
    David H. Murdock, an American businessman and philanthropist at the Forbes CEO conference
  • Blythe with her former LKQ board colleague Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and wife Rani at their son’s wedding in Monaco
    Blythe with her former LKQ board colleague Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and wife Rani at their son’s wedding in Monaco

 

Many people find themselves caught off balance as the globe begins to shake faster and faster. But the answer is not to hunker down and erect defensive barriers—it is to take action. Our world needs leaders capable of collaborating with other cultures and taking prudent risks to create a new range of opportunities. Action requires courage and resilience when obstacles arise.

The challenge of courageous decision-making can be better understood once we understand how the following six considerations help Western business leaders to adapt to the economic and political environment that is shaping the future: 

  • Nonwestern cultural norms
  • Technological and other skills of Generation Y
  • Women as a labor resource
  • Continue the expanding role of shareholder interests
  • The changes to capitalism in creating entrepreneurs and
  • Convergence of values stemming from the growth of democracy.

 

Looking ahead

In preparation for 2020, Blythe McGarvie continued to work with boards of directors. Some of her recent pursuits to stay relevant and to communicate the idea of resilience, preparedness and digital transformation are :

  • Earned CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon
  • Participated in NACD Joint Advisory Council Meeting with Chairs from Audit and Compensation committees in D.C.
  • Key speeches and round table discussions

Speaking

In preparation for 2020, Blythe McGarvie's key speeches and round tables include: Speech to Public ...

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Readings

Leaders are readers of books and have a high degree of curiosity. A board chairman recently asked wh...

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Testimonials

Shaking The Globe ”Every manager needs to see the new world through several lenses. Blythe provides ...

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