Become a Vigilant Organization

Increase market capitalization, improve profitability and survive digital turbulence

Vigilant Organizations See Sooner and Act Faster

  • 35% increase in market capitalization
  • 33% higher profitability

Source: Rohrbeck, Rene and Kum, Menes Etingue. (2017) Corporate foresight and its impact on firm performance: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Technological Forecasting & Social Change.

Is your organization purpose-driven?

Are You Moving Faster Than Others?

  • Announce
    Do leaders have good peripheral vision?
  • Network
    is there a supportive climate for gathering and sharing information?
  • Inspire
    Do leaders value learning from experiments?
Four Factors of VIgilance

Becoming a Vigilant Organization

Discovering and Charting a Course to Exceptional Results through Vigilance

Why Vigilance Matters

Vigilant organizations stand to rack up a disproportionate percentage of the financial rewards because they are better prepared to navigate digital turbulence brought on by the convergence of new technologies like blockchain, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, mobility, virtual reality and more.

  • 71%

    Of benchmark companies say they were late in seeing important changes

  • 65%

    Of benchmark companies were caught off guard by external surprises in the last year


  1. Identify the organization’s greatest vulnerabilities related to digital turbulence
  2. Use outside-in thinking to determine what organization capabilities are needed
  3. Learn to use scenarios and analogies to consider uncertainties, amplify weak signals and develop stories about possible futures
  4. Ask the “right questions” to learn from the past, examine the present and envision the future

Available Formats

  • Executive Session

    Executive Session

    Level 1-2 Hours

    90 minutes over two days with one 30-minute online lesson and an expert-led 60-minute live virtual event

  • Leadership Overview

    Leadership Overview

    Level 2-3 Hours

    3 hours in a 1-week interactive virtual learning experience with daily 30-minute lessons and an expert-led 60-minute live virtual event

  • Leadership Capability

    Leadership Capability

    Level 3-9 Hours

    3-week (9 hours) applied virtual learning experience with 30-minute daily lessons, three expert-led live virtual events, group coaching, and analytics

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Vigilance Insights

The Authorities and Science Behind Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization

George S. Day

George S. Day

George S. Day is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Emeritus Professor and Senior Fellow of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of nineteen books on marketing, innovation, and strategic management.

  • Professor Emeritus of Marketing, The Wharton School
  • Co-Author, See Sooner Act Faster and Author, Strategy from the Outside-In
  • Taught at Stanford University, the University of Toronto, MIT, Harvard Business School, and the London Business School
  • One of eleven “Legends of Marketing”

Meet the Expert

Paul J.H. Schoemaker

Paul J.H. Schoemaker

Paul J. H. Schoemaker founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Decision Strategies International and recently launched Q2 Tech. He is the author of eleven books and has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and the Wharton School.

  • Former Research director at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Wharton
  • Founder of Decision Strategies International
  • Co-Author, See Sooner Act Faster and 8 other leading business books
  • Among the most highly cited scholars globally (top 1%)

Meet the Expert

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