Until relatively recently, most people worked to 62 or 65, had a retirement party, collected their pensions, and headed off into the sunset.  Everyone in the office generally knew when to expect people to retire. Today the norms are blurring, particularly for professionals. In this new paradigm, I am constantly amazed to hear from successful…

Global warming and climate change is already here, striking countries across the world with increasing severity. It impacts every part of the globe, every community, every business, and every person. With decades of climate change denial, suppression, and – ultimately – climate policy failure both domestically and abroad, can we break the cycle?[1] The answer…

The world appears to be fraying at the edges, with fundamental social, economic and political divides peppered with overheated and demeaning rhetoric, refusal to compromise, loss of trust, and partisanship all the time.[1]And such a disaffected and divided world is a significant threat to our society.[2] Addressing these issues is “an economic necessity”, as they…

We today “reap the benefits of public services built by previous generations” and corporate leaders “more willing to pay taxes”. But what will we be passing on to future generations?[1] Across Western society, “in the name of austerity, we put off investments critical to our future. We also put off the maintenance of our existing…

Leadership is vital to making sense of the rapidly changing business environment that organizations find themselves in today.  Business sectors across the world – including the legal industry – are experiencing accelerated disruptions and unprecedented strategic challenges as a result of new technologies, digitalization,[1] new entrants and business models, globalization, intensifying competition and an unpredictable…

Current international tax law and its underlying principles are no longer grounded in the reality of today’s economics, digital business models and the global economy, undermining common sense and promoting widespread corporate tax avoidance. The result? Countries across the world compromised in their ability to fund the public goods of modern societies, and their citizens…

The profession of law is demanding. Our jobs are chronically stressful and involve long hours. A lot rides on our success and behaviour, and this pressure only increases as lawyers rise in their profession in both law firms and in-house legal departments. During my years as a lawyer – as an associate and as a…

Organizations across the board[1] are hemmed in by heightened volatility, shifting economic and political realities, evolving competition and technology, and a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and rapid change – dynamics that collectively mean that organizations must adapt and restructure, and do so more frequently, more thoroughly, and faster than ever before[2]:[3] “In today’s environment…

In today’s environment there are accelerated disruptions occurring in many industries as a result of new technologies,[1] new entrants, new business models, and globalization. Leaders must be able to adapt to the increasingly complex nature of the challenges to their industries – whether that be the legal industry,[2] healthcare,[3] or financial services,[4] etc.[5] – and…