He is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship conferences, innovation forums, business schools, and leadership summits.
What sets Faisal apart is the unique position and perspective he has always maintained, which is grounded in a hardcore technology with deep roots in leading-edge management science and mindful entrepreneurship. His intense curiosity has always led him to explore disruptive approaches to solving complex business problems.
“Faisal Hoque was chosen as one of the top 25 speakers for 2016 out of 1,300 thought leaders at SPEAKING.com. Over 25,000 votes were cast and he ranked number 10 among the honorees. Other honorees include: Simon Mainwaring, Kevin Harrington, Dr. Travis Bradberry, Allison Massari, Scott Amyx, Carey Dunai Lohrenz, Muhammad Yunus, Daymond John, Mark C. Thompson and Liz Wiseman.”
Somewhere along the way, people became convinced that stasis is safer than movement. Consistency feels comfortable; volatility is frightening. Consciously or not, we attempt to protect ourselves against life’s volatility by cultivating routine in our lives.
But, in this ever-changing world, we are constantly forced to reinvent ourselves. And this reinvention process by very nature requires an entrepreneurial mindset. Constant reinvention requires:
1. A SENSE OF PURPOSE TAKES VISION
Vision is what we’re to do with the time that we have. If you look at the central business theses of a few leading companies, we can see that they prioritize not only revenue–though surely that’s essential–but also the purpose of the work that they do. And that purpose is critical to staying a long-term course.
2. FINDING THE PLATFORMS THAT ARE ALREADY THERE
If vision is an expression of the soul of a person, platform is its body. We often call these “core competencies,” which tend to grow organically. Whether an organization (or an individual) recognizes it in themselves, these competencies are platforms, or assets with business applications. Platform generation is taking assets that have already been created and finding new ways to use them.
3. FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS
Why are ecosystems–and understanding them–crucial to sustainable value creation?
They are the structure that surrounds and supports our businesses. They spread stakeholdership out from the business and into society.
Sometimes an ecosystem can sprout up around a product, like the range of cases, headphones and other paraphernalia that surround the mobile devices. As well, a company can sprout whole economic worlds, as was the case of the App Store–and in that case, the App Store itself was a new platform for Apple. In a very similar sense, ecosystem thinking has become a cornerstone of web publishing–the broad swathe of unpaid contributors creating content for the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and other publishing platforms do so in exchange for growing their own individual readership and brand.
Taken together, constant reinvention process is a combination of inner and outer awareness.
With the cascade of new technologies and social changes, we are constantly challenged to spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability. What are the remedies? How do we work with ourselves and others? The newest problems of the world find solutions in the oldest timeless practices like mindfulness, authenticity, and devotion- because everything connects.
Connectivity is a sense of journey, to the sense of purpose–it is an individual, lonely pursuit and a collective, companionable one at the same time. Our individual, interpersonal, and organizational working lives all interconnect. By examining these connections, we learn new ways to create, innovate, adapt, and lead.
In this part philosophy, part business, and part history talk, Faisal will cover:
This isn’t just a quick fix for your next financial quarter, or a business plan; this is how you succeed in the long run. It is a systemization of your art, science, business, and spirituality.
HOW TO INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE YOU WORK WITH
TRADITIONAL HIERARCHICAL MANAGEMENT STYLE IS DEAD. YOU HAVE AN ALL-STAR TEAM AND VISION FOR MILES — WHAT’S MISSING? BRING YOUR FOCUS BACK TO YOUR PEOPLE’S POTENTIAL WITH THESE TIPS.
Nobody succeeds in a silo. Whatever we venture–personal, professional, philanthropic, political, or private–we must remember the people involved in and essential to our success.
Everything Connects is about lessons in leadership, from how to be more present to how technology is changing our worlds. A standout theme contained in this talk is our treatment of each other as humans–not just as employees, supervisors or CEOs–and the success this awareness brings.
Here are five ideas for connecting with the people that make business run.
1. EMPOWER THE INNER VISIONARY
Commitment-oriented companies are proven to be successful because colleagues are treated like family, not cogs in a machine. If we want to cultivate the visionary in others, we need to attend to the whole system surrounding them.
2. LEVERAGE TALENTS
Just as you can’t force a flower to grow on a sidewalk, you can’t tell someone to be what they aren’t when they’re in the wrong place. Categorize your organization’s needs by what kinds of talent can fill them.
3. ENCOURAGE AMBITION
So you’ve curated your dream-team of visionaries–but what if they’re dreaming of their individual success, instead of the greater good? The idea is that those ambitions are what create connections: when people are working together on projects they want to do, they’ll form relationships.
4. POWER INNOVATION
Companies and individuals alike are pushed to reinvent or fizzle out faster than ever. Innovation isn’t an option anymore; it’s a requirement. Sustained innovation is powered by people who come together to share ideas, compare observations, and brainstorm solutions to complex problems.
5. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Rushing from task to task detaches us from our creative potential, the authors say–and isolates us from the people that make our endeavors possible. When we stop being curious, we stop being innovative, create complexity, and ultimately fail.