Leadership challenges in turbulent times
Welcome to the free course, Leadership challenges in turbulent times. The global financial crisis, Brexit, the election of Trump, artificial intelligence and robots, internet of things, the rise of the power of countries such as China and India, international migrations, climate change, the Arab Spring, the crisis of the European Union and the rise of populism across all of the political spectrum are only a few examples of very different, but disruptive events that have happened in the last ten years of human history. And more will come.
In this course, you will explore leadership in these turbulent times as the world continues to change in disruptive ways. Here, disruptive means a change to something new, which is not incremental or minor.
For successful leadership in any domain – business, public sphere, civil society – you need to understand and adapt to the changing world that brings many challenges. Successful leadership requires you to reconsider what it means to lead in turbulent and precarious times.
In this short course you will have the opportunity to understand and explain how leadership changes in accordance to the needs of turbulent environments. You will also explore the leadership challenges that can affect leadership effectiveness and you will seek ways to face these challenges successfully.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.