The Nature of Business:: achieving through leading


That stats below merit some thought or discussion I would have thought!?

This is a Knowledge Economy of willing Risk Leaders, being starved of the liquidity of an Innovation Economy, by the discredited policies of political and financial institutions.

Unless we STOP constraining living business systems, with the structures, philosophies and values of a past era, we will fail to adapt to the complexity of systemic information-flow.

With the ability, for any firm, to measure and monitor business resilience on-line comes the capacity to better understand and build, measurably resilient; interdependent; sustainable; communities of dynamic networks and systems of sub-systems, with shared values, risks and rewards as the basis for an adaptable, sustainable and equitable platform for Responsible Capitalism.

In 1986 the average knowledge worker carried in their heads 75% of the knowledge they needed to do their job. By 2006 the average had dropped to 8%, today it’s around 5%, and within 10 years the average will be 1%. (ref. Carnegie-Mellon rolling study by Robert Kelley).

This is a paradigm shift. To succeed as a 1% knowledge worker requires learning different capabilities to before, not just trying harder. This is hitting leadership roles hardest, soonest. Leadership today requires much that leadership used to require; and a lot more that is part of a different paradigm.

As Peter Drucker said:

in times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil, but in facing it with yesterday’s logic.

via Leading with Love « The Nature of Business.

Masterclass : Business Leadership for the 21st Century


Here is a very interesting blog covering the things that should be important to every single last one of us. PLEASE do you and your business a huge favour by reading the thoughts of some of the real Corporate heavyweights: the big business issue…

Founded in 1971 the World Economic Forum is the influential think-tank that is “Committed To Improving the State of the World”. Every year it holds its annual meeting of Global leaders in Davos, Switzerland. The theme for this year’s meeting was “Improving the State of the World – Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild”.

One of the key plenary sessions covered the subject of “Business Leadership for the 21st Century” – where a panel of Chairmen and CEO’s from some of the worlds leading companies discussed how businesses and organisations need to change if they seek to follow the Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild message.

Central to their debate was Peter Druckers quote that “Management is about doing things right – but Leadership is about doing the right things”.