How might Boards disrupt the Disruption - Disruptive Due Diligence


“All disruption starts with introspection. Self-disruption is akin to undergoing major surgery, but you are the one holding the scalpel”. -


Robin Sharma

Brief summary

Today’s board was largely formatted after the Industrial Revolution so it’s hardly surprising that it's out of synch with the Information Age. If boards are going to stay ahead of the curve they must compute how that model might develop over the next decade.


This presentation will empower participants to understand the imperative for maximising Disruptive Potentiality. It starts with the Board and cascades through culture into processes, procedures and protocols.


A call for a paradigm shift will be delivered through the accessible lens of Integral and Developmental Theory and linked to numerous case studies from years of facilitating Board, Chair and CEO performance reviews.

Key ideas covered

  • A brief, concise exploration of the discourse around Disruption and how it’s evolved over the last 15 years.

  • Global Leadership is Struggling - the VUCA + D dilemma

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • The Cost of the Failure of Leadership

  • Is the Board itself heading for a Kodak Moment?

  • Adaptive imperative to maximise capability to manage VUCAD

  • Psychological and Sociological Disruption

  • Culture creates the tech and tech creates the culture

  • The Brave New Board

Key objectives - the participants will get



  • Why boards need to understand this wave and how to use that knowledge to maximise their capability.

  • How the discourse on Technological Disruption might be applied to the Behavioural and Organisational domain.

  • Three board space engagements to ignite developmental shift

  • Director Disruption begins with a question

  • Illustrations from several case studies and the role Disruption played in Boardroom dynamics including CEO and Director termination, reconfiguration of Strategy, Risk and Skill Audits 


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I have known Robert Gordon for many years and have met few people who can match his energy, drive, perceptiveness and vision. For some years now he has channeled these qualities into assisting the senior management and boards of numerous companies to gain deeper insight into themselves and their intra company relationships to produce truly transformational change. His conference presentations on inspirational leadership and mindfulness have seen Robert develop a reputation as second to none in this field.

Dr David Cooke Chairman & Managing Director  Konica Minolta Business Solutions Aust

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