Where are today's leaders, asks Professor Dean Williams as he tries to shed light on what makes for true leadership in today's crazy interconnected world. With populism and division on the rise, traditional tribal authority dynamics cannot solve today's shared problems. We need to respect and engage with what is different and that requires us to cross boundaries and build bridges. That is the key challenge for successful adaptive leaders who need to help bring people along by inspiring them to imagine a better world, looking beyond the short-termism of day-to-day politics. Leadership should not be left to economists or technocrats; it requires imagination, poetry and artistry.
In these clips he describes the experience of recognizing and stepping into leadership moments that arise and the benefits of thinking like an artist to provide leadership.
Stepping into leadership moments that arise
Thinking like an artist to provide leadership