Systems Leadership responds to a growing recognition that our current models of leadership are significantly different from those that are needed in our future. Leaders of the 21st century need to have the confidence and capacity to navigate their organizations and teams through increasingly dynamic, complex, and rapidly changing challenges. Not playing the systems game creates a massive risk on two fronts (a) a risk of being disrupted or made irrelevant, and (b) the risk of not spotting massive opportunities for system change and market creation. On one hand, leaders need to respond to rapidly changing futures, and on the other hand, they need the vision and capacity to influence desired futures.
Given the complex environment in which we operate in, the Systems Leadership model responds to dynamic changes in the system and builds organizational capacities to adapt and innovate through externalities. Systems Leadership has become key to achieving commercial success while making impact, and also to drive the creation of next generation paradigms and interventions, that result in self-healing systems. In driving desirable futures, instead of a leadership model being a neutral tool which is agnostic of its unintentional impacts, Systems Leadership places value in the resilience and sustainability of our connected systems and is ultimately pointed to inter-generational wellbeing.
A mastery in Systems Leadership allows leaders and decision makers to simultaneously respond to impending changes brought about by uncertain futures, and drive change in current systems towards a desired future.