Podcast Series: Leading Positive Change in a Time of Disruption


We live in a world of change. From the energy sector to the financial markets, things are shifting beneath our feet. NBS’s podcast series shares expert views on leading positive change in the face of disruption.

Change is inescapable. Carbon policies and renewable energy are reshaping energy systems. Electric and autonomous vehicles could change transportation. Digitalization is altering human interactions and challenging managers to adopt new business models and modes of engagement.

These disruptions offer opportunities. Disrupted systems are primed to be re-envisioned and rebuilt. Why not rebuild in a way that promotes healthy communities and ecosystems?

This podcast series is for business leaders, policy makers, and other change agents charged with responding to disruption. In conversation with experts from research and practice, we will identify how businesses can lead positive change in this new age. Learn:

  • what changes are most important for business and society

  • how to anticipate trends and shifts

  • how to shape positive outcomes

Tell us what you think

NBS's podcast series shares experts' views on leading positive change in the face of disruption. This series is about discussion. We want to hear from you. What changes do you see remaking our world? How is your organization navigating toward the future? What topics should we cover?

Write to us at info@nbs.net or join the conversation by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter and sharing your thoughts.

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Technological, social, and political disruptions are all around us. Thriving in this context requires agility, innovation, and collaboration.

Tima Bansal
Julian Birkinshaw




When society shifts toward sustainability, firms should be proactive. Adapt your business model and help shape the coming change.

Maya Fischhoff




Complexity is everywhere, bringing uncertainty and interdependence. Managing it requires "systems thinking" — expanding your mental model.

Maya Fischhoff




Partnerships can let you reduce risk, tackle big issues, and unlock potential. Experts advise on how unlikely alliances succeed.

Gordon Lambert
Barbara Grey




Humans want stability — but face change. Companies must help workers adjust to everything from market shifts to sustainability challenges.

Alex Mcmurray
Sophie Leroy