I personally consider the concept of ‘Human Leadership’ as the epitome of many excellent and existing principles combined perhaps, with new philosophies and concerns for the future; maybe as a result of necessity or reason, or even as a consequence of natural evolution.
Therefore, as a leader, I believe I have a great and social responsibility not only to my Client’s immediate concerns and needs, but also to those individuals destined to take control in the future. They are the generation that will inherit the problems created out of some very poor decision making processes and near-sighted (dare I say ‘selfish’) thinking endemic in today’s business practices.
Albert Einstein is widely quoted for having said: “We can’t solve problems by using the kind of thinking we used when we created them”. These simple words of wisdom are both profound and insightful. However, perhaps more important, this one sentence captures the essence and necessity for managing change using a different kind of thinking.
If we cannot provide a new and transferable methodology, then perhaps future generations will be doomed to solve their future problems with the same thinking [we] pursued during the creation of their lamentable inheritance and as Mr. Einstein suggests - that kind of problem solving just isn't going to work!
Dr. W. Edwards Deming is attributed as having said,
"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory".
I hope he is wrong!