Jim Hagemann Snabe is an industry leader and business and leadership visionary. As former Co-CEO of SAP, he inspired the software giant’s reinvention, leading to innovation and remarkable growth. As the current chairman at Maersk and Siemens, he drives innovation and strategy processes for those two large multinational corporations.
In his book Dreams and Details, Jim proposes a novel leadership methodology based on his own success story. He argues that in a world undergoing radical changes, we simply cannot and should not try to control outcomes anymore. Instead, leaders should lead with an inspiring vision, provide a clear sense of purpose, drive innovation, and reinvent organisations repeatedly from a position of strength. Jim believes that the businesses which will thrive in the future will be those focusing on speed, adaptability, and innovation while building their business model on responsibility and sustainability.
As a member of the board of trustees at the World Economic Forum, Jim shapes discussions of the future of business, leadership, and global economics centered around stakeholder capitalism. Technology offers solutions to the world’s largest challenges, he argues, and should be used responsibly by businesses to create a better world. In the wake of COVID-19, Jim advocates that we shouldn’t aim to return to an ‘old normal’, but that we should use the crisis as a catalyst for change to create the businesses of the future.