In a world being transformed by unprecedented change, effective, meaningful leadership is becoming even more essential, just as quickly. That offers historic opportunities, provided we recognize what sort of leaders we need to have.
No one really knows what’s coming around the next corner, we’re all operating on uneven footing. Still, leaders’ jobs haven’t fundamentally changed–we still need to spark creativity, drive progress, and ensure sustainability.
Peter Drucker and Clay Christensen have repeatedly pointed to process, knowledge, and long-term vision for sustained innovation. So why are we still rushing to the finish line half-backed?
Here’s how to drive independent thinking, collaboration, and innovation within your organization.
“If a customer is asking for something different or reacting in a new way, that can be a first indicator of a shift.”
As business leaders increasingly rely on data to make important decisions, they must make sure intuition continues to figure in.
Dispute the value that robotics and automation bring to business, there’s also a something missing from this conversation. We’re losing sight of the importance of soft skills–like communication, empathy, mindfulness, creativity, collaboration, and leadership.
Outcomes and values are changes in conditions that make a positive difference. They generally begin with a verb (e.g., increase, expand, or improve) and are both specific and measurable.
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution advances, virtually all job openings will emphasize judgment and decision-making and an ability to manage people and resources.