Changing times call for new forms of leadership. The world has changed
tremendously over the last fifty years, and the context of organizations has become
more and more influential. Companies are looking for new ways to organize
themselves in open, fluid structures, like networks and swarms, interacting with
This also affects leadership and governance, in which many structures and habits
originate from the old, industrial era. Most of us recognize that the classic image of
the leader no longer suffices and that a new approach is needed. But what does that
look like? What are the leadership skills for the next generation and how can you
describe the differences with our classical view of leadership? And what does that
mean for educating the leaders of the future?
Our research distinguishes six behavioral dimensions on which the transition to
next generation leadership takes place. This results in six journeys, from classical
leadership qualities to the qualities of the future. This picturebook shows these
journeys in a stylish and imaginative way. You can join Birdy, our little hero, on its
trip from the past to the future. You can gain deeper insights into the real meaning
of the behavior and skills involved. You can use the QR-codes to find scientific
knowledge, practical tools and inspiration from music and movies. You can even
test and develop yourself on your leadership qualities with the mixing console.
Together, let’s face the future!