Bill Fischer

Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, MIT

Bill Fischer

Bill Fischer has spent his entire career observing how innovation works, from a practicing development engineer in industry and government, to being a partner in several startups. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, at MIT, and a Emeritus Professor of Innovation Management at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was also the President and Dean at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, 1997- 1999.

Bill authors a regular column on innovation leadership for and is the co-author of several recent books on innovation practices. He was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame in 1999.

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What is Leading Complexity?

Leadership is increasingly complex. It’s a constant challenge to keep up with the accelerated advancement of digital technologies, in both our organizations and our ways of doing business.

In pace with this exponential change is a growing desire for simplicity. Shortcuts that help us understand and implement what needs to be done. At the same time, experience and common sense tell us that there are no easy answers. 

Leading a business has never been easy. There’s never been a one-size-fits-all solution for moving forward. It’s always been a flexible balancing act with an ever-changing set of parameters. The difference now is that it’s all happening faster than ever before. 

That’s what Leading Complexity is all about. And the proven leadership tools, methods and perspectives that will help you keep your eyes on the prize.

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