We’re caught in between the structures of the future, which are still self-assembling, and the structures of the past, which are being disassembled. When it comes to getting things done, what we think we know about the how the world works is not always useful. To keep things moving, we have no choice but to unlearn. Here is how to do that.
Just as organizations must adapt to better fit the demands of the digital age so must the nature of leadership evolve and change. The thing to keep in mind in the context of leadership in networked organizations is that the requirements of people in leadership roles differ from what they are currently used to. This article outlines three roles leaders can and must play as their organizations become more complex and less predictable.