Incubating Entrepreneurialism
by Piero Formica & Nick Hixson

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Defining the new entrepreneurship: how it’s different from the current one A gap between entrepreneurship and art has arisen over past industrial revolutions. New entrepreneurship aims to close the gap. It is imbued with entrepreneurialism, transplanting into the socio-economic sphere Brunelleschi’s Renaissance perspective in the art world. Current entrepreneurship is in the STEM field, following the Fordist production environment, characterised by the bureaucracy of the 20th century. Know How To Do now has to be Knowing How To Think, Imagine and Understand. This requires familiarity with the Arts. STEM changes to STEAM. In the new entrepreneurship mode, innovationists take over from incrementalists. Digitisation joins science and engineering with design and arts, enabling creativity in human-centred […]

Churchill didn’t work at McKinsey
by Sebastian Woller

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One of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century was Sir Winston Churchill. As the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, he helped to lead the world to victory during the Second World War. Churchill’s career was instructive. When he turned 25, he was elected to parliament and began his career as a statesman in the House of Commons. Despite an aristocratic background, lacking a prestigious list of backers to vouch for his talent, Churchill had to earn public recognition. As a leader, he possessed the necessary capability to inspire and empower other people. Today, thumbing through the pages of his books, I try to glean insight from both his decision-making skills and leadership qualities. Since Churchill, ideas about leadership have changed. Unlike in his day, social media plays a vital role in “proving” […]

#NewLeadership: Thriving in the Intelligent Age
by Dr. Carsten Linz

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Based on the discussions at the recent Global Peter Drucker Forum, dubbed “the Davos of Management”, one can conclude that: It’s the dawn of a new leadership. A NewLeadership approach is required to transport organizations successfully into the intelligent age – or disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light. We conducted a three-year research for our book Radical Business Model Transformation and worked with hundreds of top leaders to distill both the mental model and next-practice capabilities of NewLeadership. We found that top leaders underestimate the gap between the actual and target leadership approach in their organization. Closing this gap will have a double leverage effect. So, what distinguishes the winners in the […]

Drucker Forum 2018: 3 Habits Leaders Should Break
by Alex Adamopoulos

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One of my favorite presentations at this past November’s Global Peter Drucker Forum was from Marshall Goldsmith, a leadership coach and the author of, among other books, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.” As the title suggests, the qualities that make leaders successful as individuals can later become obstacles to their success as leaders. Ascending to a leadership position requires prioritizing your individual success. Along your journey to a leadership role, you’ll likely face tests – both literal and figurative – that require you to prove how smart and capable you are as an individual. But great leaders need to work in the best interest of the people they manage, and not themselves. […]