A recent article, ‘Leading in the 21st century’, in McKinsey & Company Quarterly, shares a series of interviews of leaders from some of the world’s largest and most vibrant organizations. The article suggests that leaders are operating in a “bewildering new environment in which little is certain, the tempo is quicker, and the dynamics are more complex.” It then explores what it means to lead in an “age of upheaval, to master personal challenges, to be in the limelight constantly, to make decisions under extreme uncertainty”.
These points resonated deeply with me, because innovative leaders and start-up entrepreneurs excel at responding to the convergence of forces they operate within, like the ones mentioned in the article. They do this by developing and articulating a cause greater than themselves. By thinking and acting differently in ways that transform opportunities, challenges, problems and constraints into innovative ideas and solutions that change the world forever.- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/06/14/leading-for-innovation-in-extreme-uncertainty/#sthash.IcpGb1sJ.dpuf