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Geopolitical upheaval continues to impact society, governments and businesses in every sector. With conflicts flaring in Ukraine and now the Middle East, leaders at companies around the world are urgently looking for expert analysis on the causes, current impacts and future implications of geopolitical uncertainty.

The globally recognized experts at Stern Strategy Group are ready to advise on the economic, political and societal ramifications of this worldwide unrest. These academics, foreign policy experts, business leaders and futurists bring​ valuable insights into the causes, costs and future implications of geopolitical conflicts, helping leaders see around corners in ways others cannot.

Whether engaged for one-time events or as extended-term advisors, their practical strategies for empathetic listening, making tough decisions and reframing transition get organizations noticed for the positive effects they have on their employees and the world.

Read on to discover eight top thought leaders’ approaches to the nuances of doing business during times of global uncertainty.

Angela Stent, Globally Recognized Authority on U.S.-Russian Relations Who Advises Governments and the Private Sector on Challenges From Russia to Global Security in the Coming New Cold War

Angela Stent, Ph.D., is widely regarded as among the leading experts on Russia, its foreign policies, and how they affect the rest of the world. A Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Stent has a body of work nobody can hold a candle to – including “From Embargo to Ostpolitik,” “Russia and Germany Reborn,” “The Limits of Partnership,” and most recently, the award-winning, “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest” (2019).

Daniel Yergin, Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Business, Economic and Societal Impacts of the Changing Energy World

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Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Daniel Yergin is an internationally recognized authority on energy, geopolitics and the global economy. Vice Chairman of S&P Global and Chairman of CERAWeek, he is the author of several books including “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations” (2020), which examines major trends that will shape the world and drive us into the future.

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An award-winning Harvard Business School professor of international management and a truly gifted orator, Rawi Abdelal is one of the foremost authorities on helping business and government leaders better decipher geopolitical impacts on economies and societies.

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Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and Renowned Foreign Policy Expert and Leadership Advisor Who Is Pioneering New Methods of Domestic and Global Problem Solving

One of the world’s top foreign policy authorities is Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and former dean of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Named one of the most powerful women in Washington, DC, her expert analysis helps decision makers move business and government forward in ways that also help to address today’s toughest societal challenges.

Alexander Betts, Authority on Refugees and Human Migration

A professor at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre and director of the Refugee Economies Programme, Alexander Betts is one of the world’s leading authorities on forced migration and the plight of refugees. He expertly provides businesses and governments with strategic solutions to the growing challenges faced by migrant populations and the communities they enter.

Kate Isaacs, Foremost Expert on Strategy and Culture Change Helping Organizations Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations

To address the highly polarizing times in which we live, MIT Sloan School of Management senior lecturer Kate Isaacsco founded the The Listening Challenge. Her programs empower individuals to connect by reexamining their own assumptions and beliefs and have constructive conversations that can lead to greater understanding and cooperation.

Michèle Lamont, Renowned Authority on Group Dynamics Across Differences in Classes, Generations and Racial Groups Who Helps Leaders Create Workplaces Based on Recognition and Dignity

In a new book, “Seeing Others: How Recognition Works―and How It Can Heal a Divided World,” renowned Harvard cultural sociologist Michèle Lamont provides practical strategies for truly giving recognition to others in ways that reduce stigma and allow individuals to be viewed through a lens of dignity and value.

Julie Battilana, Global Authority on Leadership, Power, and Organizational Behavior Helping Change Makers Successfully Initiate and Implement Business Transformation

Harvard Professor Julie Battilana is a leading authority on power, influence, organizational change, and purpose-driven leadership. The award-winning co-author of 2021’s “Power, for All,” and co-curator of the critically acclaimed 2022 collection, “Democratize Work,” she reframes current tensions between democracy and capitalism as opportunities for renewal and transformation.

In a world navigating complex geopolitical challenges, Stern Strategy Group’s thought leaders go beyond analysis to provide a strategic compass for organizations charting a course through uncertainty, ensuring their actions ultimately generate societal progress and a positive impact around the world.

As geopolitical dynamics reshape the business landscape, organizations need practical strategies to navigate global complexities with confidence. Stern Strategy Group connects you with renowned thought leaders whose insights, strategies and management frameworks help organizations fuel growth and disruptive innovation to better compete in a constantly changing world. Let us arrange for these esteemed experts to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting sessions, workshops and keynotes.

The Business Leader’s Guide To Navigating Geopolitical Risk was last modified: December 14th, 2023 by Justin Louis