The Future Of Leadership Development – The Evolution


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Where goes Leadership Development? What is the next wave? At this critical phase for humanity engage in an thoughtful exploration that will open your mind to new paradigms.

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The Future Of Leadership Development – The Evolution

  1. 1. The Future of Leadership Development – The Evolution of New Leadership Paradigms. 4 th Annual Public Sector Leadership Conference – July 2008
  2. 2. Where is Leadership? <ul><li>Traditional models prevail across most of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Single entity is the leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Followers abound. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is defined by followers not by leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Push – Pull reality… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Push or Pull or Both? The Traditional Leadership Dilemma? ?!
  4. 4. Language of Traditional Leadership <ul><li>“Leader” and “Follower”. </li></ul><ul><li>Authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation & Empowerment (sometimes). </li></ul><ul><li>Duties and Responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Risk management. </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Contract etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are the new paradigms? <ul><li>Emerging workforce that is highly “educated”. </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y and Z – capable of independent thought and willing to challenge status quo. </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution of consciousness seeing the desire to own one’s destiny coming to the fore even with the older workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities of current workforces very different to predecessors. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impact on Leadership <ul><li>Old leadership models are struggling as authority is constantly challenged and compromised. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and pressure upon leaders has reached a new high. </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctance of “star” performers to stay in leadership “positions”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Ideas on Leadership <ul><li>Servant leadership - Robert Greenleaf – . </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Leadership - Smith Richardson – . </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Leadership - Bill George. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspirational Leadership – Lance Secretan – . </li></ul><ul><li>Leading from within – Otto Scharmer – . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quick Case - Semcor <ul><li>Brazilian success story. </li></ul><ul><li>Semcor inherited by Ricardo Semler. </li></ul><ul><li>Created a new leadership paradigm. </li></ul><ul><li>Every person is a leader. Every person is a follower. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees set own pay, working conditions including hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Read “Maverick” – Ricardo Semler </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quick Case - Good to Great <ul><li>Jim Collins – seminal work. </li></ul><ul><li>Defined level 5 leader – “ Builds enduring greatness through a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will”. </li></ul><ul><li>Difference between good organisations and great organisations was seen as cascading level 5 leaders. </li></ul>
  10. 10. New Paradigms <ul><li>Leadership is within everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Collective will and contribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Leader and follower are interchanged in situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Formal authority within each “event” not permanent. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ego” replaced by “heart”. </li></ul><ul><li>Not for the faint hearted…. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Language of New Paradigms <ul><li>Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing Possibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity. </li></ul><ul><li>Nourishing the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative. </li></ul><ul><li>Social leadership. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Developing leaders for the new paradigms <ul><li>Personal journey of leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Open mind, open heart and open will. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of community. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor support. </li></ul><ul><li>Experiencing is the key. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and practicing within group. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Global Shift <ul><li>“ Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them” – Albert Einstein. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing awareness of the whole rather than the parts. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Collective” becoming the way forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Work in South Africa, Guatemala and in many cities in South America, US, Canada and Europe leading the way in collective leadership. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Are you ready? <ul><li>Prepare for the shift in consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>Turmoil as old order begins to collapse as foundations of greed and fear are eroded. </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on earth’s own stability. </li></ul><ul><li>Rising of strong communities held together by strong values. </li></ul><ul><li>Open sharing intelligence emerging. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful new vistas of possibilities opening up. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you <ul><li>Please feel free to contact us at or 02 9238 7653 or [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>We are grateful for your attention and are privileged to be of service. </li></ul><ul><li>Wishing you a wonderful conference of great learning. </li></ul>