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4 Types of Leaders Who Will Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Research shows that high-growth companies successfully find the balance between doing good and making a profit.

A year ago 86 percent of C-level executives in Deloitte’s first report exploring business readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution said their organizations were doing “all they could” to create a workforce for Industry 4.0. This year fewer than half – 47 percent – said the same. That represents not only a stunning shift in attitudes but […]

What It Means to Be a Global CEO

CEOs must change the way they lead their companies and expand the way they think about their roles.

For the past six years, I’ve been honored to serve as Ernst & Young Global Chairman and CEO. My time at EY – including nearly a dozen years on our global executive board – has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Next summer I’ll step down from my position, and so as […]

We Can Make Sure Globalization 4.0 Leaves No One Behind

Addressing humanitarian crises and supporting fragile nations is both morally right and pragmatically sound.

Editor’s note: UPS senior leaders, including CEO David Abney, are heading to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. Stay tuned for UPS commentaries later this week, highlighting the most important conversations taking place at Davos.  This week government, business and civil society leaders from around the world will make their annual trek to […]

If This Is Globalization 4.0, What Were the Other Three?

Future globalization will bring us to a better world if we prepare for it.

“Globalization 4.0 has only just begun, but we are already vastly underprepared for it,” wrote Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, last month when announcing the theme of Davos 2019. In the world of buzzwords, Globalization 4.0 was sure to follow Industry 4.0 (which referred to the digitization of manufacturing). Indeed, the […]

Our Best 2018 Workplace Culture Articles

A year-end look at the top workplace culture content from Longitudes.

For all the strides our global society made in 2018, much work remains in building workplaces that reflect the great diversity we see in our everyday lives. These are workplaces where anybody can contribute and advance through the leadership ranks regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic status. As research tells us, this isn’t just about […]