Three days ago, research in the respected journal Science combined extreme event projections from sophisticated computer climate models, detailed population and life expectancy data and global temperature trajectories from the IPCC shows the impact on climate change or emergency on our youth.
The composition of organizations and teams keeps changing. Employees are more self-aware than they were a few years ago. They want to be able to contribute as a person to the organization they work for and to the world around them. This requires a new type of leadership, with hard competencies giving way more and more to softer skills.
“Let’s embrace polarization. From the perspective of polarization, we can look at conflicting interests, map and connect them. That is the way to achieve innovation.” This is the appeal chairman MVO Netherlands, Maria van der Heijden, made during her introduction at the tenth Henk van Luijk lecture on May 27.
The business world has become more complex, and job roles have become more dynamic and flexible. Especially with the Covid-19 virus. To succeed requires taking control, anticipation, building personal development in leadership, and information retrieval. Developing your career in this landscape means no only developing your leadership style, but also learning to base your management decisions on thorough academic rigor with the pursuit for practical relevance. Although the future is unclear, it still involves acting in advance working towards goals before achieving them. Undertaking an executive MBA (EMBA) can be a good way to do this.
Corona crisis has a positive effect on digitization and productivity. As various opinion makers have already pointed out, the Corona pandemic in which we find ourselves, accelerates all kinds of processes. Not only historically, morally and socially. The role of digitization is also accelerating.