LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF DIGITALIZATION

The next steps into the Future of Leadership

This is what will make FLI 2017 year's edition special

The Leadership Excellence Circle took place on June 28th in the “Maker Space” of the TUM Technical University München, a coworking place and prototype lab for entrepreneurs and DIY enthusiasts.

After our interview with Louis Bauer, a member of the Hyperloop WARR Team, who became a finalist in the innovation competition Hyperloop, we had the chance to discuss with potential corporate partners how to shape this year FLI curriculum in order to make FLI activities more impactful for corporate partners and their delegates.

 

This year topic is innovation and we asked our participants “what specific benefits corporate executives need to support their development as leaders?”

We received inputs in three different areas.

From the individual level point of view it is important to analyze:

  • How we deal the fear of change
  • The role of passion in the rush for innovation

From the organizational point of view we need to:

  • Find the balance between expense control and disruptive innovation, between optimization and innovation
  • Develop a new style of leadership suitable for Agile Organizations
  • Solve communication problems and foster a real collaboration between team members

Last, but not least from the cultural point of view we need to reflect on the following points:

  • Define culture of failure. Do we need a failure culture or a learning culture?
  • Analyze the role that education plays in the field of innovation
  • Describe the right "space" for innovation
  • Examine the challenge of ethics in innovation to reach a sustainable innovation

 

These are the major question that we need to answer during our research phase. The research team is going to collect the experience of 25 worldwide recognized leaders experts about innovation and all the insights will be shared in the next event of the Future of Leadership: the Future Lab.

Future Lab is going to take place on November 20th and 21st, 2017 in two different locations at the same time: Düsseldorf and Berlin.

The focus will be on Urban Mobility, nowadays billions of people are forced each working day to waste significant share of their lifetime and energy by commuting and in traffic jams. Digital natives, executives from different industries and start up entrepreneurs come together to ideate innovative solutions to enhance the quality of life in urban regions.

Soon it will be possible to register online to take part in this exclusive and innovative experience.

For more information about the next events or to contribute to the Future of Leadership contact us here.

About the author: Elisa Grandi

Elisa Grandi is an applied anthropologist. Her main focus is the person’s well-being and his/her growth in the organization environment. She loves to contribute to it through the application of cultural anthropology’s methods of analysis and research. She gained an MBA with a focus on corporate reputation and social responsibility and worked for the non-profit organizations and the University of Turin.

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