It doesn’t always happen the same way. For some, it may start as a nagging feeling — one that’s easy to quell in the beginning but soon becomes too big to ignore. For others, it’s a realization like a lightning strike. Either way, countless business leaders have reached the same moment when they realize their work isn’t going down the right path.
When this occurs, the next steps are critical. Making a massive pivot is an incredibly difficult undertaking — one that can absolutely destroy an established organization. But Peter Seligmann, founder of Conservation International and its CEO for 30 years, proves that it can be done successfully, even when the obstacles seem insurmountable.