We define Leadership as an “act of improving the ‘status quo’ while simultaneously serving as a role-model to others for one’s behaviour.”
The visible decisions, behaviour and actions a leader takes to create the final outcome is sourced from the invisible inner leadership paradigms from which leaders operate. As such, we will call the sum of all the invisible dimensions of leadership the ‘Leadership Operating System’.
To build future resilience in a rapidly changing world, it is insufficient to simply install new ‘apps’ onto an outdated operating system. To succeed in the difficult task of leadership, the leaders today need to first upgrade their operating system.
As our civilisation’s needs and principal activities changed across the course of human history, so did our social structures and the demands on people who took the positions of leadership in each of the different time periods. Survival, Tribal, Heroic, Hierarchy, Success and Authentic leadership have sustained our world to date and have contributed to where we are today.
However, due to the unprecedented nature of the challenges facing our world today, a new leadership operating system is needed to help us build the future we want to live in.