Book Chapter

Architecting leadership development through enhanced cognitive versatility

Andre Sammartino, Tejpavan Gandhok

Leading Human Capital in the 2020s: Emerging Perspectives | Sage Publications | Published : 2020

Abstract

Many L&D leaders are exploring a range of cutting-edge topics such as adaptive leadership, agility, mindfulness, and versatility in thinking styles as development needs for their high potentials and senior leadership pipelines. Leadership development for organisations operating in very high flux adaptive contexts needs a different model than the traditional centralised planning, command and control approach. Conventional approaches focus on one-size-fits-all external thinking stimuli, team diversity and a Western bias for conscious analytic reasoning. Organizations should also focus on (a) grooming key individuals with high cognitive versatility and (b) better tailoring their choice of exter..

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University of Melbourne Researchers