Attended by Human Resources, the session saw the launch of a new whitepaper, Leadership, Disrupted: How to prepare yourself to lead in a disruptive world. From this, we've summarised the three key milestones in every CHRO's leadership disruption journey, below.
1: Disrupt your roleCHROs must seek new roles to play and take on new responsibilities to ensure the agility and stability of your organisation. Rethinking your role can include:
- A Chief Ecosystem Officer. The future CEO looks for and cultivates the broad network of collaborators and partners to stimulate a movement toward a better future.
- A Chief Intelligence Officer. The future CIO gathers data, develops algorithms, and uses machine learning to increase the intelligence of the organisation and its partners.
- A Chief Experience Officer. The future CXO creates engaging experiences across all channels in the value chain to strengthen the brand equity.
2: Disrupt your identityLeaders are recommended to adopt the guises best suited to achieve the strategic objectives within your environment. While many possible identities exist, here are a few to consider:
- Be a Consumer. Use the consumer experience to develop new, more meaningful ideas.
- Be a Neuroscientist. Understand how decisions, impressions, and behaviours will be made in shaping innovation outcomes.
- Be a Mad Scientist. Experiment in creative ways and take calculated risks to explore the “what if?”
- Be a Networker. Maintain relationships with talent, experts, and consumers, and build internal and external communities to spark “crowd-accelerated” innovation.
- Be a Politician. Engage a variety of stakeholders with insightful, transparent communications and/or relevant content while establishing positive relationships.
3: Disrupt your meaningWith the increasing emphasis on (and expectation of) providing benefit to society beyond products and services, purpose requires leaders to expand and deepen purpose with meaning for:
- A Person. A user of products and services with meaning, who derives functional and emotional benefits from the experience.
- The Organisation. Purpose that creates value, both tangible (e.g., financial) and intangible (e.g., brand).
- Your Society. Those whom your organisation’s purpose directly or indirectly influences.
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