The Disruption and Evolution of Leadership

Different work needs to get done, and work needs to get done differently.


Our current models of leadership, although necessary, are becoming woefully inadequate to step up to the need for innovative cultures. A leader defined only as one who has followers yields conformity. Like an undiagnosed disease, conformity festers within our teams, organizations, and institutions, including political institutions. This epidemic blurs our vision, depletes our energy, compromises our decisions, and eradicates the diversity needed for innovation. Conformity sabotages innovation—in a world where speed and agility are the number one priority of 96 percent of CEOs.1

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