Publication date (electronic): 31 December 2017
Leadership and Steinbeck's ‘non-teleological thinking':
A framework for embodying emergence in visioning
Teaches leadership and technology graduate courses at Santa Clara University. Previously held senior management positions at several Fortune 500 companies, founded and led technology startups and taught leadership development workshops. Published 'Capitalism inside an Organization' in 2004.
Uncertainty is an inherent attribute of emergence. This makes the traditional approaches for envisioning a desired future state not only ineffective but often grossly misleading. The unexpected crashes of the financial markets, for example, proved devastating for several organizations. This paper proposes an entirely different way of engaging with emergent reality based upon the ideas introduced by John Steinbeck and hopes to stimulate further research in this field.
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