Discover the secret to successful Leadership in the modern world.
We invite you to be part of discovering the secret to successful leadership for the modern world. In our modern VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world we need a level of leadership capability that goes beyond what was required in the past. This new era requires a new type of leader, the Collaborative Leader. What makes a great Collaborative Leader across industries and sectors? This question is at the heart of research we are currently conducting.
The phrase “collaboration” is everywhere, it’s a word that is part of almost every conversation we have in organisations. In the past it was viewed as good teamwork across functions. In today’s networked and boundaryless organisations collaboration is very much about working across organisational boundaries. The old world division between competitor and partner is now blurred and is not helpful in doing business today.
It is likely the services and products you buy or use reach you through organisations collaborating. These can be through a variety of relationships such as Partnering, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Supply Chain Management, Outsourcing, etc. In fact it is hard to bring to mind a successful organisation that delivers purely through its own internal resources. These collaborative relationships are significantly different from procuring the services or products of another organisation. They are about organisations uniting in a shared purpose.
Whilst collaborations give organisations the agility needed to thrive in the VUCA world, they have made the role of the leader far more complex and challenging. Our modern world needs a new type of leader.