“But hold on, what do we actually mean when we say Leadership TODAY?” The question which I had been asked earlier in the day still resonated with me hours later. Yes, good question I thought… At times it can feel baffling and slightly exasperating that despite the countless books, articles, seminars, and business courses about leadership, there is still something …

Mindful leaders

The Leaders that are needed now In the last few years at The World Economic Forum in Davos the word ‘unprecedented’ has been more and more frequently used in relation to the social, economic, religious and ecological challenges facing us. In the business environment in which I work with senior leaders all over the world, individuals and teams are often …

The journey to more awareness and mindfulness

Under the right conditions, training can play a catalytic role in creating a higher level of awareness and mindfulness, two of the key drivers of the new model of leadership. If done in a thoughtful manner training can then also serve as the vehicle to explore the notion of togetherness and universal interdependence. The only question is: “How can trainers …

Creating Awareness: The role of Education (3)

Learning in the business: Finally, as employers are increasing their demand for candidates with a collective mindset a proven track record of collaborating across boundaries, they need to work with the human resources at hand. Within the context of creating a culture of authenticity and fluidity, organizations will need to enhance their learning and development and performance management approach. While …

Creating Awareness: The role of Education (2)

Higher education will need to build on learnings previously provided by schools and focus on intellectual development as well as on the physical, psychological and emotional aspects. Cultural and personality traits and the understanding of psychometrics will need to become as much a permanent function of the learning curriculum as will be the case for the teaching of global interdependencies. …

Creating Awareness : The role of education (1)

A key role will be taken by parents and care givers and the acknowledgement that their behaviours and incentives will influence the child’s ability and willingness to be reflective, self-aware and mindful of others. In close cooperation with the schools parents will need to expose the child more systematically to a variety of learning opportunities tailored to nurture curiosity, agility …

What are the new models of Leadership?

Super wicked problems as well as the globalization are making our world increasingly interdependent – fluidity is the name of the game and uncertainty is guaranteed. New technologies are challenging the command-and-control systems and are supporting organic networks. Swarm intelligence and open sourcing platforms are beginning to allow a shift from “control at the centre” to “creativity at the periphery”. …