ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While nearly every Roman emperor sought to secure his legacy by conquering new lands and expanding boundaries, one bold leader had the foresight and conviction to change the operating strategy. The result was construction of a 73-mile stone barrier set clear across the northern English countryside to mark the northernmost limits of the Roman Empire. Commissioned by Roman Emperor Hadrian in 122 A.D., Hadrian's Wall signaled the end of aggressive Roman expansion and the adoption of a new strategy credited with prolonging the empire's rule in the region for another 300 years.
How did Hadrian manage to break with a 500-year-old operating strategy and remain in power? What did he know that his critics and contemporaries failed to recognize? And what can today's business leaders learn through this and other timeless lessons from Rome's most disruptive emperor?
Matt Durfee, President and CEO of Navigator Executive Advisors, answers these questions and more in 'Hadrian's Wall and the 7 Enduring Lessons of Rome's Greatest Disruptor' – an executive workshop designed to help organizations embrace proactive change, continuous innovation and positively disruptive leadership.
"These are the lessons Blockbuster and Kmart missed," states Durfee. "We are witnessing an ongoing upheaval among companies and entire industries that fail to transform due to complacency, stagnation and an unwillingness to ask if yesterday's strategies are enough to confront today's challenges."
Durfee has been leading guided group excursions along Hadrian's Wall since 2010 and is one of only three American-born members of The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. "While there's nothing quite like witnessing the archeological treasure of Hadrian's Wall firsthand, the lessons of its origin belong in every boardroom," Durfee continued.
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About Matt Durfee and Navigator Executive Advisors, Inc.
Matt Durfee, founder and president of Navigator Executive Advisors, Inc., a global executive advisory firm specializing in outplacement, executive search and leadership development support to employers and individual clients around the world. His popular nationally-syndicated career advice columns have appeared in over 40 U.S. markets, and his award-winning first book, The Job Search Navigator, achieved top ranking in its category on Amazon and is available at all fine bookstores. Prior to launching Navigator Executive Advisors in 2006, Durfee held executive-level Human Resources positions with several of the world's most admired companies including Pepsi-Cola, Nestle, Frito-Lay International, Hard Rock Cafe and Centex Homes.
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