Written by:
Bob Shafto

About The Author 

Bob Shafto describes how organizations are suffering painful adjustments as they react to the latest disruptive challenges which bring new and different problems to solve. The author believes we must expect constant disruptions and in some unexpected spheres, that we cannot look to the past for future solutions and that strategic planning as we know it, is no longer workable.

Bob Shafto has over thirty-five years of computer systems development, project, and executive management experience.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Drake University, Bob managed computer systems for Guarantee Mutual. Mr. Shafto joined H. Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), where he was responsible for the development of computer systems for the insurance industry.

Mr. Shafto joined New England Mutual Life Insurance Company as Second Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), and after a series of promotions, he retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Testimonial

“How to Manage Disruptive Change" by Bob Shafto explains why adaptive leadership, vision, digital transformation, and winning the talent war are strategic imperatives. 

Author Bob Shafto describes how disruptions in business models and the digital space are affecting business, healthcare, education, government, and individuals in "How to Manage Disruptive Change."

Organizations are suffering painful adjustments as they react to the latest disruptive challenges which bring new and different problems to solve. The author believes we must expect constant disruptions and in some unexpected spheres. That we can't look to the past for future solutions and that strategic planning, as we know it, is no longer workable.

Bob Shafto explains the art of adaptive leadership. He makes clear the importance of rethinking traditional business models to create

a more adaptable, future-focused approach in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world. Accelerating change makes the future less knowable and impossible to plan for, which is why “How to Manage Disruptive Change” demonstrates how organizations can be flexible, resilient, and innovative. The book teaches progressive realization, where organizations welcome diversity of minds and a more horizontal, as opposed to top-down, approach to discovering the future.

“The premise of the book is that through the symmetry of leadership, vision, technology, and talent, organizations can become an adaptable enterprise. The book offers innovative ideas, concepts, and principles for organizational debate, discussion, learning, and decision-making.”

Readers will learn actionable skills for adapting to and succeeding amidst disruptive and frequent change. Adaptive Management Book

-Retired CEO/CIO Publishes Guidebook for Rethinking the Traditional Business Models, Creating an Adaptive Vision of Technology and Talent

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Manage Disruptive Change Book

Are you looking for concepts and principles to manage disruptive change? Would you like to learn to embrace change and create an adaptive enterprise? 

Managing Disruptive Change LLC can help with our revolutionary Guidebook - How to Manage Disruptive Change.

Our book is essential reading in a world where planning involves the process of progressive realization, the concept that knowledge, understanding, and perspectives are transient over time. 

Today's adaptive organizations are creating team-based business models designed to experiment, prototype, learn, and discover the future. The book describes why adaptive leadership, vision, digital transformation, and winning the talent war are strategic imperatives – demanding attention, understanding, and action.

Progressive Realization and Adaptive Leadership
A Cross-Functional Team-Based Project Management Culture

We cannot foresee the next disruptive technological evolution, but we can manage disruptive change by developing an: adaptive, agile, and resilient project management culture. 

Managing a Sustainable Value Proposition

The forces of digital disruption are radically affecting our traditional business models, hierarchical organizational structures, and the top-down strategic planning process.

The next generation of Personal Assistants is on the horizon and will change the rules of engagement.

Augmented Reality Headsets will provide remote learning applications, real-time assistance for medical professionals, support remote work, and virtual collaboration, connecting cross-functional teams. Supported by 5G network communications, with a 180° field of vision and head rotation tracking, the Augmented Reality Headset will create the illusion of a 3D world with depth perception mimicking how our eyes perceive the world.

Augmented Virtual Reality will use advances in natural language voice recognition, wearable devices, sensors, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, to create context awareness, a customized emotionally intelligent human-machine interaction based on an individual's behavior and preferences.

 

Adaptive, anticipatory. Technology will continue to get smaller, smarter, wearable, virtual, and connected.

Managing a sustainable value proposition for all stakeholders in today’s technological innovation-driven era, the decision-making choices facing the leadership in education, healthcare, business, and industry can be daunting.

At the helm in disruptive change, today’s adaptive leaders are building the value delivery chain of the future, challenging time-honored assumptions, and trusting the collective wisdom of a cross-functional, team-based project management culture.