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Mark Hamill, Non Executive Chairman France & UK Ackermann International A new generation of corporate captains is now coming of age and their innovativeness, ingenuity and creative approach to problem-solving are reshaping industry ideas about what a company's leadership team is meant to look like. Born around 1996-98, they are now entering the workforce in larger numbers, and some of their most famous members are re-shaping how executives are supposed to act, how businesses behave as members of their communities, and the ways that companies engage their customers. 
Mark Hamill, Non Executive Chairman France & UK Ackermann International Tackling the issue of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies will shape the role of CEOs and their leadership teams will be hard to do in the space of one page. Although it may not seem like the job of a company’s chief executive to dive deep into the details of how technologies impact business, the truth is that AI, machine learning and similar technological tools will reshape entire workforces in the coming decade. That includes decision-making processes for leadership teams.
Mark Hamill, Non Executive Chairman France & UK Ackermann International Traditionally, functions like Chief Operating Officers (COOs) existed only in the realm of big corporations. Company leadership understood them to be part of a package of C-suite functions suitable primarily to Fortune 500 businesses or multinational corporations.  However, I would like to discuss how the COO role can be useful for managing growth in successful small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  The role, which is often seen as a "second-in-command" to a company CEO, oversees overall business operations and fulfilment of the corporate vision and strategy that a CEO traditionally agrees together with the company board.
Mark Hamill, Non Executive Chairman France & UK Ackermann International Planning future leadership changes for a smaller business, particularly family-run ventures, can be difficult. The main problematic issue here is the high degree of the founding CEO's personal investment and involvement in establishing and guiding the company.  In many cases, the CEO-founder views the business and themselves as one in the same; a sort of L'État c'est moi worldview, if you will.