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Executive leadership faces new vulnerabilities. Many leaders privately concede them, but few are willing to talk publicly about them.
“Unthinkable” events since 2014 have revealed a new leadership fragility at the highest levels. And the pace of change in 2017 shows that the uncertainties are greater than ever. Is this the “new normal?”
Thinking The Unthinkable is a rolling, ongoing, dynamic investigation into why leaders have appeared more unable or unwilling than ever to anticipate the biggest issues of our time.
In an era of “wicked problems” why are current leadership behaviours and culture apparently not fit for purpose?
What are the causes of so many failures in policy and strategic forecasting? Are they human frailties? Or are they systemic failures to embrace smartly new realities?
Through hundreds of interviews and conversations we have analysed the deep new challenges to the human capacity of leaders at the highest keels to accept, understand, embrace then handle the extraordinary processes of change and disruption.
For a quick insight into what Thinking The Unthinkable is about watch these short videos by co-author Nik Gowing: