Amanda Setili

The Polarization Problem: How to Dislodge and Move Forward When Decision Makers Are at a Stalemate

Polarization is a common problem for companies trying to make smart and agile strategic decisions. (Hint: That should be all companies.) When people band together with likeminded teammates, it's human nature for them to get more and more entrenched in their mindset. The result is two opposing camps, each seeking a decision that's more extreme than the original ideas of individual team members. This is a predictable outcome of group decision making dynamics. Unfortunately,  it can be a highly destructive one...

The Seven Rules of Fearless Growth

Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it's never been more critical than it is now. Rapid changes in technology, shifting customer expectations, disruptive business models, and quickly evolving regulations force organizations to innovate quickly and invest in new lines of business that will fuel future growth...

The Activist Investor: Six Companies That Were Targeted in 2017—and What We Can Learn from Them

Activist investors were really busy in 2017. General Electric, AIG, Arconic, CSX, Pandora, and Buffalo Wild Wings are among the companies whose CEOs resigned under pressure from activist investors. Activist investors single out underperforming companies, then force changes, which may include giving the activist a seat on the board, replacing company leaders, divesting a division, or simply cutting costs. These relentless shaker-uppers are going after bigger and bigger companies, and both sides are spending more money than ever in proxy battles. That's why all C-suite leaders need to heed the lessons of 2017...
Amanda Setili

Amanda Setili

Amanda Setili is the author of Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets, and President of strategy consulting firm Setili & Associates. An internationally acclaimed expert on strategic agility, she gives her clients—including Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, UPS, and Walmart—unbiased and laser-clear advice on how to respond quickly and intelligently to a changing marketplace. A past employee of McKinsey & Company and Kimberly-Clark, Setili served as an executive with successful disruptive technology startups in the U.S. and Malaysia.