Graeme Codrington held a workshop with our executive team a few years ago at the Zimbali eco-reserve off the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast. As a technology company we were looking for the inspiration to tackle the changing world of work head on. The shifts in the demographics in our company were coinciding with the explosion of information and the growing ubiquity of technology. The workshop was a great success and I was delighted to learn recently that Graeme has partnered with Keith Coats to write a book about leading in this changing world.
The leadership models of the past and the old command and control structures are becoming more and more irrelevant in the changing world of information work. Leaders are struggling to reinvent themselves for this new information fuelled workplace, where “leadership” is no longer vested in the authority of hierarchy, nor even or in ones knowledge or experience.
The next generation of successful leaders will find leadership deep within themselves, within their interactions with a global network and their ability to see a clear future vision while reinventing themselves continuously in an ambiguous and ever changing environment.
If you are interested in preparing for leadership in the technology revolution then this book is really worthwhile.