In their 2010 CEO survey ‘Capitalizing on Complexity’ IBM notes that ‘Today’s complexity is only expected to rise and more than half of CEOs doubt their ability to manage it. Seventy-nine percent of CEOs anticipate even greater complexity ahead.’
As uncertainty increases so practitioners & researchers are looking more closely to the science of complexity to understand how systems adapt & what forms of leadership best support them.
Leadership can be highly stressful as the IBM survey suggests. Yet ironically, as complexity increases so ‘simplicity’ is becoming the touch-word for leaders. The exciting news is that following these principles has yielded spectacular results.
We support & draw particular inspiration from the ideas behind Complex Adaptive Leadership . The CAL network is a deep resource that brings together knowledge from the science & practice of complex adaptive systems into a toolkit of ideas and approaches.
…leaders, teams & organisations that:
It answers the call of those who are dissatisfied with traditional & over-simplified methods.
…a fresh way of looking at leadership based on sound practical & scientific principles.
Unlike many of the alternatives it offers:
Already linked to the management of complex international projects, Complex Adaptive Leadership principles are being used & investigated by financial institutions & large manufacturers alike.
Nick Obolensky has researched, further defined & published ideas on Complex Adaptive Leadership; you will find book reviews here:
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