Sketchnote: Leaders need to fundamentally change their ways of working

There is an unwillingness in leaders to truly explore the need and have the urgency to fundamentally change their ways of working. Instead leaders cling on to their traditional ‘known’ approaches, trying ever harder to deliver the results demanded of them. This is an issue because as these approaches fail and their position becomes vulnerable, often out of fear or desperation they resort to unethical behaviour.

Pride, ego or resistance to change prevents them from seeing and DOING what really needs to be done. We see examples of this in the business world with increasing frequency. Now we are recognising similar behaviours from political leaders, trying to hang on to ways of leading that simply don’t work in the 21st century. These leaders are not yet at the level of consciousness required by the new landscape or equipped for the challenge of the fourth industrial revolution.