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What Boards, CEOs and Business Leaders Can Learn From the Jetsons Sometimes to find answers to today's problems, we have to go back to the things we enjoyed and valued in the past.

By Michelle Diamond Edited by Russell Sicklick

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I took some time and watched Jetsons: The Movie the other day. The movie was made in 1990, over 30 years ago. I had always been a fan as I loved watching it as a child. I imagined that their depiction was what the world would be like sometime in the future.

To a certain extent, it has. Like the Jetsons, we now have face-to-face telephone calls (via Zoom and Webex). We have the technology for flying cars, are preparing for commercial space travel and are looking to inhabit Mars. In addition, many individuals, companies and organizations use robots for everything from house cleaning, manufacturing and as toy pets.

However, one of the most wonderful and fascinating things about watching this movie now as an adult and seasoned businesswoman, strategic growth advisor and executive and board resume and bio consultant is that I saw it through new eyes. I now saw some great things that can make what my clients and today's CEOs, business leaders and board members have to deal with handled effortlessly. From diversifying boards and senior management, handing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, pivoting (for many due to Covid) or any other business or industry shifts due to uncertainty or changing times.

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