Never before has the world of business been as complex as it is today. According to Futurist Gerd Leonard, we live in a time of exponential technological change that is set on a steep and rapidly accelerating upward curve.
The bottom line: the future is not coming – it is here and the complexities of dealing with digital disruption will only intensify. Likewise, this is the first time in history that the world of work includes 4 different generational demographics, each with very different ways of thinking about the world.
Interestingly, most analysts agree that it will not be our adoption of new technologies that define us, but rather our humanity that differentiates us and helps us to win with staff, customers and partners.
At Sense to Solve, we recognise that the path to developing effective leaders is both a personal and a relational journey that can only be effective when thought about within both the broader environmental context and within the context of the leadership environment.
As leaders are people (not machines), it is important to provide a framework that allows leaders to develop their own leadership style. However, shifting mindsets, enabling new ways of thinking and working and developing characteristics that are conducive to this new world of work can greatly enhance innovation capabilities, relational dynamics and ultimately, the potential for success.