Strive to be a Stupid Leader
Stupid – Adjective – Lacking Knowledge or awareness
In this 4th Industrial Revolution characterized by the massive disruptions and opportunities that Globalisation, Emerging Technologies, and a Generational Diverse Workforce bring, it is understandable that many leaders feel under immense pressure to be the most knowledgeable person in the room. I wonder if this is the leader’s best strategy at this time.
As someone who spends his life developing senior leaders I’m not going to dismiss the power of education however because of the speed of change and the need to build high energy, empowering and transformational intrapreneurial cultures in every sector and every organization, I wish to argue that ignorance can be very valuable in leadership.
The Vail of Ignorance
Let us first look at how ignorance can help a leader create an enduring and successf