Leadership has never been more important than it is now. The post-pandemic landscape will undoubtedly be different from any environment we have ever been in before. What leadership skills, attributes, behaviours and cultures will leaders need to deliver to thrive in the immediate future?
What has been successful in the past may be irrelevant and ineffective in the immediate future. Leadership is a very well-researched topic and endless models, theories, methodologies and styles have been identified: authentic, autocratic, coercive, charismatic, democratic, distributed, heroic, servant, situational, strengths-based, transformational, transactional and psychopathic (not all psychopathic traits are bad), etc. This list is by no means exhaustive.
In this forum we will explore what has gone before, to create new insights to identify which new and adapted skills and behaviours will be essential to be effective in a leadership role now and into the immediate future of 2021. Leaders still need to make decisions, motivate and inspire others to action and lead the successful execution of strategic imperatives. Cybernetics informs us that the element in the system that is the most adaptive and flexible will run the system. Leaders will need to adapt to be successful in the future.
The peer forum uses a dialogic approach to explore the core topic.
Structured conversations in breakout sessions provide a rich and topical source of information for plenary discussion. The outcomes of all peer forums is driven by the contribution of the peers in the group and the incisive nature of the dialogue process.
The aim is to use collective hindsight to create new insight to arm the participants with foresight.