Leadership

Why Principle-Centered Leadership Matters Now Members Public

Although the second half of 2022 has not been as volatile as many feared, it is clear that the economic climate will not be as clement in the months to come. With the IMF warning that a third of the world’s economies will find themselves in a recession this

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Leadership

Do Not Confuse Limited Resources & Bad Leadership Members Public

Airports. Few places share its ability to make or break your holiday experience. Anyone who doubted this will have been rudely disabused of that notion during the travel chaos last summer. Given I am the glass-half-full type, suffering through Miami airport at least provided me with inspiration for this post.

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Leadership

Data-driven Commercial Leadership: One Year In Members Public

While I find it hard to believe, I am now more than a year into my Chief Ecommerce Officer role! As they say, time flies when you are having fun, or at least when you have ambitious top-line targets to hit. At the same time, when I consider how much

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Digital Transformation

2022: Focus and Modularity as the Antidote for Volatility Members Public

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we were supposed to have things figured out. How to roll out vaccines, how to return to the office, how to adapt our business models. Yet from new virus variants and inconsistent policy responses to looming market volatility, it does seem like those

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Leadership

From Data to Commercial: The First 100 Days, Part Two Members Public

It is a truth not universally acknowledged, that people rarely reflect on their first 100 days on the job. Yet despite the temptation to simply plough ahead, it can be valuable looking back. In part one [https://qstar.ai/from-data-to-commercial-the-first-100-days-part-one/], I considered some of the challenges I had faced since

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Leadership

From Data to Commercial: The First 100 Days, Part One Members Public

Last month, I shared my thoughts [https://qstar.ai/the-data-leaders-solution/https://qstar.ai/the-data-leaders-solution/] on moving from Chief Data Officer to Chief Ecommerce Officer. Now eight weeks in, I have roughly completed half of my first 100 days in the role. While many books have been written on what one

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Digital Transformation

The Data Leader's Solution Members Public

More than two years ago, I started this blog [https://qstar.ai/have-data-want-impact/] by posing the question: "How can we move from simply having data to using it to deliver positive impact?" As I shared in The Data Leader's Dilemma [https://qstar.ai/the-data-leaders-dilemma/], there is no clear answer. Data

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Digital Transformation

The Data Leader's Dilemma Members Public

There is a misconception that people working in the field of Data, Analytics, and AI are academic types. This conjures up images of rarified enclaves of computer science minds, debating how to design the optimal model to crack some arbitrary performance benchmark. While it is true that data scientists can

Ryan den Rooijen
Ryan den Rooijen
Digital Transformation