Message to IERG Members
IERG Chair Steven Walton
The world today is changing faster, more unpredictably and with greater shifts than at any other time in my experience; politically, socially, technologically, economically. With change comes disruption, with big change comes big disruption. The rules we once took as fixed, the relationships we considered rock solid, the perceptions of right and wrong as clear cut are all being challenged.
This is not a USA phenomenon, nor a Trump genesis, but is a tidal wave across much of the globe. And while we hear talk that appears to target a slow down or turn back from a highly interrelated and interdependent world, I would argue that we are actually experiencing the opposite. An acceleration of broad globalism; not necessarily the same as yesterday but at a higher level.
During the last 18 months, IERG has also been going through some dramatic change. We recognize that in this tumultuous time having a unique resource of business executives with a shared international cross cultural and global passion who come together to connect, support and help maximize the potential of all members is special. To share some of our direction:
And of course there is much, much more, but it is not about me telling you what we are doing. IERG is about members getting involved, contributing, sharing and supporting others and making a difference.
I am very excited about the future. It is not without some challenges and maybe bumps along the way, but I know that coming times will be better and that IERG has an incredibly important role to play to helping make sure that our members succeed and that our world is truly global.