Capitalizing on Complexity

Insights from the 2010 IBM Global CEO Study
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How has the nature of leadership changed in the new economic environment?

In a world fraught with uncertainty, what are today's CEO's doing to strengthen their situations against competitors?

For the 2010 IBM Global CEO Study, we conducted over 1500 face-to-face interviews—the largest known study of its kind with CEOs in 60 countries, representing 33 industries. They shared their discoveries of both the benefits and the drawbacks of a turbulent marketplace.

What external impacts do CEOs expect to loom largest in the coming years, and how does geography factor into those perspectives? How can CEOs use the information explosion to their advantage? In an increasingly interconnected world, which leadership qualities and management actions and styles enabled certain organizations to outperform their peers over both the long term and the short term?