Providing leadership in complex world where cause and effect relationships are breaking down and the landscape is constantly shifting requires an open mind that is tuned into what is emerging. The articles from our community are there as a resource for anyone interested in this new emerging view on leadership.
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"The programme guides you inwardly at the way that you are as a human being. It's teaching you to think about yourself and the way that you are, rather than filling you with loads of facts. This programme is more mentally challenging than any other training most people have been on. A lot of training has an afterglow which might last a month or two, but I want something that has a sustainable impact and we now have that."
"I wanted to work in a company that makes a direct difference to people’s lives. If you’re driven that way, and an engineer, becoming the CEO of Network Rail must be the best job in the country! I have to rely on my engineering skills, technical judgement and experiences that I have had in my life, and the job affects the lives of 45 million people every day."
When there is a commitment in place to go beyond incremental performance improvement and the 'wisdom of the crowd' is required, collaboration is the only way to go. However, any collaborative environment is highly complex, but in service of highlighting some important points it is worth considering that there are 6 Levels of Collaboration and the delivery of extraordinary results through collaboration is dependent on how far up this hierarchy one is willing and able to go.
“Creating this intergenerational cooperation is the essence of the on-going modernisation of this organisation. This is new and untested territory that we are going into. In my staff team we often say that we are flying a plane as we are building it – which is a deadly dangerous sport. It is a very interesting management experience, though!”