Our Evolutionary Development Model emphasizes the attributes that leaders need to embrace in order to navigate organizational change in the digital age. This model provides a roadmap to focus leaders on priorities for success.
To inspire, adapt, and develop, evolutionary leaders constantly invests in their own self-awareness. Not only does this make them vulnerable to change, but they view self-acceptance as a necessary step to fuel continuous growth. Through self-reflection, the evolutionary leader creates the internal capacity to inspire, adapt, and develop.
Evolutionary leaders must be able to show the way even when they don’t know the scope of the full journey. Uncertainty and ambiguity make the end-point unclear, but the aspiration that guides a leader’s vision must be clear. Inspiration generates intrinsic motivation and internal energy because it connects individual purpose to a larger purpose.
Faced with unprecedented volatility, the evolutionary leader fosters internal and external adaptation, helping the system absorb change in real time and develop the capacity to generate more positive change.
Crowdsourcing, co-creation, the sharing economy, and the increasing uptake of network models throughout the value chain make the ‘Develop’ pillar of the evolutionary leadership model critical to an organization’s ability to generate sustainable growth.