Leading with the Future in Mind

Authored by: Giles Hutchins

The Routledge Companion to Management and Workplace Spirituality

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138499188
eBook ISBN: 9781351015110
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In today’s world of systemic wicked problems, leaders require a “new-norm” in their leadership capacity. This new-norm cannot be appropriately embodied without a necessary shift in worldview and consciousness; a shift that deals with root causes while simultaneously dealing with downstream effects. This chapter explores the root problem—our inner–outer attentiveness and relationality; our “self-awareness” and “systemic-awareness.” This deepening of attentiveness is a deepening in our “being-and-knowing.” It involves a shift in consciousness. How we lead and respond, while creating the conditions for others in our organizations to better lead and respond, directly influences the future-fitness of our organizations, improving their ability to thrive amid increasing volatility while making good on their strategic intent.

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