Creating an environment in which emergent leaders, well, emerge
Let's be candid; the best ideas always look great on paper. However, like the great modern philosopher, Mike Tyson states, “Everyone has a plan ‘till you get punched in the mouth.” Don’t you feel like you are getting punched in the mouth almost on a daily basis? Best laid plans…
The reality is that the unexpected will continue to happen. In a recent infographic, by Bersin by Deloitte, they report that the modern learner only has about 1% of a typical workweek to devote to learning, that is about 4.8 minutes a day for those keeping track, but I don’t have to tell you that as you have a lot to do. This phenomenon is primarily true for very successful organizations. Certainly, not enough to develop good leaders quickly and effectively. Enter Emergent Leadership. In a nutshell, emergent leadership is when, unexpectedly, leaders become visible to the organization, ready to serve.
There are two definitions of the word emergent. The one that most of us are familiar with states that when something emerges, it becomes prominent. However, in our case, we are focusing on the second definition, which says, when something emerges, it is rising unexpectedly. Sound familiar?
If this is all true, then wouldn’t it be helpful to know if there is a way to create an environment that nurtures and facilitates leaders to emerge?; rise unexpectedly? Purely from a law of averages, there are many leaders in your organization, you just don’t know them, yet.
In this session, both Dr. Jeff Miller, Senior Director of Talent Management and Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal Consultant, Advisory Services for Cornerstone OnDemand, address several emerging leadership trends of high-performing organizations by examining how companies are addressing this new, often misunderstood opportunity.
Success stories, lessons learned and others available resources will be shared to bolster your organization’s emergent leadership efforts.