Leader for the Future
Its time! To cultivate learning agility and create an environment of inclusion to lead for the future.
Have you ever wondered why successful CEOs and Leaders seem to have a natural ability to lead others in new, changing and complex situations?
We aren't born leaders with natural agility to learn, adapt quickly to lead others in complex and changing conditions, but it can be learned. " It's set of skills some leaders have developed with deliberate practice until it became second nature.” Take yourself back to a time when you couldn't read or write until you learned and practiced. As the world around us changes we too need to constantly learn and practice new technology and techniques.
We are in a world of Integrating Automation where fast moving RPA, Analytics and AI are challenging the way we interact. They provide the opportunity to learn new ways of interconnected interaction and unlearn old strategies and communication that no longer work in the new global world of business.
Agile leadership and learning agility are not spectator sports as a fortune 500 CEO recently shared with me during a conversation. “He said we as leaders need to be in the room to experience what is going on and learn in that environment to think on our feet, knowing we will get it wrong sometimes.” Agility is not something that can be learned from the sidelines.
Agile leadership creates and inclusive environment that cultivates diversity of thought, embraces learning potential and increases rich dialogue through multiple perspectives. It supports a constant ability to experience, learn and adapt to new and changing conditions. In essence to build in resilience and to respond well to unexpected complex, uncertain situations and get things done. This new way of leading resulted in …
· Less demands on his time energy to solve all the problems and have all the answers.
· His increased ability to respond well in unexpected and uncertain situations
· More time to focus on what matters and reduce the cognitive overload.
· His agile leadership supported him to be more inclusive, cultivate dialogue where his team share perspectives, innovate and co-create new possibilities that weren’t there before.
· His collective team was able to contribute valuable insights to the organisation to solve problems, move things forward and get things done faster.