The value of positive disruptive leadership

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Increasing globalization, widespread technological innovation and pressure on business to customize products and services have created an international business environment that would be unrecognizable to the manager of fifteen years ago.”While the above comment could very easily apply to the current corporate world reality, this is in fact a 1995 description of the challenges facing leadership outlined in a government-funded special report titled Enterprising Nation: Renewing Australia’s Managers to Meet the Challenges of the Asia–Pacific Century. This report was a landmark management and leadership development blueprint that became widely known as The Karpin Report.While my international readers might be quick to dismiss this as simply an Australian issue, let’s fast forward 21 years from that 1995 report to the current challenges of global leadership and the question has to be asked… what’s changed?Certainly there is still increasing globalization, there’s still widespread technological innovation and disruption, and there’s still the pressure on business to customize products and services in a competitive local and global economy. continue reading »last_img read more