In the 21st century we are entering a new stage of human development that needs us to adapt and move on from some of our traditional leadership behaviours.In a hyper-connected world where our actions can have far-reaching and unintended consequences, we have to be able to set aside our egos and make decisions based on big picture thinking.John Knights and Danielle Grant are co-authors (along with Greg Young) of the book Leading Beyond the Ego and are both Directors of LeaderShape Global. They have been working to develop transpersonal leadership skills with their clients for more than a decade.In this podcast I discuss some of these issues with them and get their thoughts on how we can integrate an 'eco-centric' approach into our leadership practice.You can find out more about their Transpersonal Leadership programmes here: https://www.leadershapeglobal.com/tlc-programme
Tom van der Lubbe is a co-founder of Dutch financial services firm Viisi, which was set up using self-organising principles.I read his Corporate Rebels blog It's About Solidarity, Stupid (Why Avoiding Layoffs Makes Sense) and was delighted to be able to record this conversation for the 21st Century Leadership podcast.Tom shares his ideas and thinking, and explains why he doesn't consider it to be a provocative approach.You can read Tom's Corporate Rebels post here.And here's a link to the Viisi organisation chart we refer to in the discussion.
Kevin Ellis, PwC's Chair of UK and Middle East operations, outlines some of the many initiatives they have taken to actively engage with their young workforce of 22,000 employees.Our conversation ranges from technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution to diversity and mental well-being at work, as well as looking at how leadership needs to adapt its engagement style to keep with the times.With an average employee age of just 28, PwC are firmly committed to being at the forefront of new ways of working.Kevin's relaxed personal style shines through in this in-depth yet fun discussion on what it takes to create a successful work culture in the 21st Century.
Former White House advisor Dr Pippa Malmgren and international creative agency head Chris Lewis reveal their top leadership trends for the 21st Century. Pippa and Chris's book is The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century.Pippa's book is Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World's Turbulent Economy.Chris's book is Too Fast to Think: How to Reclaim Your Creativity in a Hyper-connected Work Culture.They also have a new book coming out later this year The Infinite Leader: Balancing the Demands of Modern Leadership.