Leading in Context
Today’s business environment is dominated by interdependence, complexity and unpredictability, as reflected in Duke CE’s CEO Study. Through interviews with nearly 40 global CEOs, we identified two main issues: first, challenges are less predictable and, second, knowledge is less reliable. Known constants in leadership are changing, if not vanishing. When asked how change is different these days, CEOs explained that it is almost impossible to predict future changes and, due to increased global interconnection and increased speed of change, many of our current mental models are no longer tenable.