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Constructing Leadership 4.0

Swarm Leadership and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Authors: Kelly, Richard

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  • Explores the various ecosystems that promote connectivity and investigates how to initiate them
  • Provides three collective mindset methodologies that promote cognitive readiness rather than cognitive dependency
  • Includes a detailed checklist for organisational decision-makers to prepare future leaders to be effective in industry 4.0
  • Covers leadership within networks, building network learning, and connecting ideas into a collective strategic approach
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About this book

The Fourth Industrial Revolution signals a sea change in the way we lead our organisations. Moving away from relational leadership and horizontal, organisationally-led development, it is imperative that business leaders are able to adapt to more networked organisations and shift away from dated assumptions of positional power. Constructing Leadership 4.0 breaks new ground by explaining the urgent challenges facing managers and business leaders. It will teach you how to:

  • Approach leadership development as a system rather than a programme
  • Develop an organisational ecosystem to support leadership 4.0
  • Build collaborative networks
  • Cultivate a responsive mindset through sensemaking
  • Use non-classroom based learning methodologies for educating leaders

Rooted in leadership development methodology and underpinned by cutting-edge research, this book calls for businesses to cultivate responsive leaders through a theory of connectivism and swarm intelligence that reflects the coming cybernetic revolution.

About the authors

Richard Kelly has spent 25 years developing leaders. Working in both public and private sectors he has developed leaders at all levels of the organisation both in the UK and overseas. Over the last 15 years, Richard has worked as an independent leadership consultant based in Europe and South America. Currently, he is the CEO of a niche leadership consulting company based in the UK, with British, European and South American clients, that seeks to develop leaders at a systems level.

Reviews

“Richard Kelly is organised in his thinking, crisp in his writing and replete with examples. I have read endless books on management and leadership theory and practice, and Kelly’s book is singularly different. Said another way, Kelly has taken the high road to this topic with a passing nod to those trodding beneath him. Kudos.” (Dr Karen Stephenson, President of NetForm International, Associate professor of Management at RSM, author and thought leader on the scientific underpinnings of trust)

"Organizations of all sizes can learn a lot from Mother Nature and the biological phenomenon of Swarm Intelligence.  It's a very important topic." (Louis Rosenberg, CEO, inventor, author and TED speaker)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introductory Chapter: Towards Leadership 4.0

    Kelly, Richard

    Pages 1-22

  • Making Connections

    Kelly, Richard

    Pages 23-49

  • Introducing a Systems and Vertical Approach to Developing Leaders

    Kelly, Richard

    Pages 51-68

  • Leadership Development and Structure—From Egosystems to Ecosystems

    Kelly, Richard

    Pages 69-99

  • Leadership Development and Connections—From Leading Through Structures to Leading Through Networks

    Kelly, Richard

    Pages 101-121

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98062-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98061-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructing Leadership 4.0
Book Subtitle
Swarm Leadership and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98062-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98062-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98061-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 214
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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