Multidisciplinary Research and Education

Enabling Sustainable and Transformational Growth

RESEARCH

Transformational leaders
will leverage positive change

EMPATHY. KNOWLEDGE. EXECUTION

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n a world of explosive change and transformation, leaders at all levels—from heads of state and global corporations to entrepreneurs and gig economists—will offer the best opportunity for leveraging change and transforming our lives for the better. This includes how we work, play, govern ourselves, and consider and plan for our collective futures. This thought-provoking book invites readers to explore the intersection of transformational leadership, systemic thinking, and experiential learning—all required to survive and thrive the tsunami of changes and disruptions caused by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and misinformation trends.

CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS, CREATIVITY, AND INNOVATION FOR LONG-TERM VALUE

MINDFULNESS. CREATIVITY. INNOVATION

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he constant cascade of new technologies and social changes are creating a more empowered population. Workforces are increasingly dispersed, demanding of self-expression, and quite possibly disengaged. Within this topsy-turvy context, leaders must spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability.

Part philosophy, part business, and part history, in Everything Connects, you’ll learn from the wisdom of 2500 year old Eastern philosophies and the interconnected insights of Leonardo da Vinci. Couple that with Fortune 100 corporate cross pollination for creativity and startup thinking for how to adapt with ease, and you have Everything Connects. This isn’t just a quick fix for your next financial quarter; this is how you succeed in the long run. Learn more.

27 PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT ENTREPRENEURS, INNOVATORS, AND LEADERS

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his book examines the stories of a variety of leaders who faced ill health, professional setbacks, emotional loss, and a host of other life-changing events, in order to illustrate how each achieved personal transformation and success by mining their own resilience.

Resilience is the universal human capacity to face, overcome, and even be strengthened by experiences of adversity. The book is divided into three sections, each of which are key concepts in the development of one’s own ability to bend, and not break, in the face of a personal or professional setback.

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Change and disruption has swelled into a tsunami carrying enormous consequences and impacts. The question is, will you be pulled under by these crashing waves of change? Or will you choose to adapt and learn to navigate the stormy seas so that the waves lift you up, and others along with you? Find out in these ground breaking, documentary style, digital classes.

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ABOUT

The outputs of our efforts are designed to lift individuals and organizations to their next chapters by connecting seemingly unconnected dots.

The Crane in the NextChapter represents vigilance, longevity, and good fortune. In Japan, the crane is a mystical creatures symbolizing good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. Seeing a crane is still believed to be very auspicious and paper cranes and gifts having crane motifs are often handed out for eternal blessings and good wishes.

In Native American traditions, cranes were renowned for the oratory of their trumpeting calls and were the ‘Speakers for the Clans’. In Navajo Arizona, the Ziltahjini Peak is named after standing cranes. Native Americans worship cranes and call upon them for longevity, wisdom, and immortality. The birds are Native American symbols of independence.

Everything Connects. Making connections between disparate things is the key to creative thinking. The ritualistic practice of thinking about how different things relate to each other, and how distinct things could be combined to make something completely different, results in sustainable innovation.

“When we recognize the constellation of relationships within our ecosystem we can begin to understand their shared alignment, a process that I describe as convergence – the overlapping nature of art, science, and spirituality.” – Faisal Hoque, Founder of NextChapter

Founder

Faisal Hoque is an accomplished entrepreneur, noted thought leader, technology innovator, advisor to CEOs, BODs, and the US federal government, and an author with more than 25 years of cross-industry success. He is the founder of SHADOKA, NextChapter, and other companies. They focus on enabling sustainable and transformational changes.

Throughout his career, he has developed over 20 commercial business and technology platforms and worked with public and private sector giants such as US Department of Defense (DoD), GE, MasterCard, American Express, Northrop Grumman, CACI, PepsiCo, IBM, Home Depot, Netscape, Infosys, French Social Security Services, Gartner, Cambridge Technology Partners, JP Morgan Chase, CSC, and others. What sets Faisal apart is the unique position and perspective he has always maintained, which is grounded in hardcore technology with deep roots in leading-edge management science.

As a thought leader, he has authored a number of books on leadership, innovation, mindfulness, resilience, organizational transformation, and entrepreneurship, including Lift – Fostering the Leader in You Amid Revolutionary Global Change, and Everything Connects – How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability. His work has appeared in Fast Company, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fox, CBS, Financial Times, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forbes, Leadership Excellence, and Huffington Post among other publications.

“Faisal Hoque, the entrepreneur, innovator, was born in Bangladesh and found himself in the boardrooms of Fortune 100s by the time he was 27.” – Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker in the World (Thinker’s 50/HBR)

“Talk about a trip: entrepreneur Faisal Hoque started his career in the U.S. as a “janitorial engineer,” but eventually went on to raise $10s of millions for his businesses, despite setbacks like being ousted as CEO of his own company (sound familiar, Apple?).” – Fast Company

American Management Association (AMA) named him one of the Leaders to Watch. The editors of Ziff-Davis Enterprise named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology alongside leading entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Larry Page, and others. Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA) named him one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders alongside global leaders such as Bill George, Doug Conant, Howard Schultz, and others.

His broad areas of expertise include innovation, leadership, management, sustainable growth, transformation, strategy, governance, M&A, frameworks, and digital platforms. He holds a strong belief that it is through knowledge sharing that we may provide the greatest clarity on how to improve our collective future. As a globetrotter, he is passionate about nature, people, culture, music, and design, and he loves to cook.

Here is his personal story on his blog – “Corridors of Carbondale”.

For more info, visit faisalhoque.com or LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter (@faisal_hoque).

From The Archives

Looking for more? Visit Faisal’s Amazon Author Page for more of his previously published books.

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