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Leading in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In an era where the world moves at an increasingly frenetic pace, to create those bold futures leaders must pivot in the ways they lead, especially in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, referred to by Petrie (2011) as “VUCA”. In this complex and seemingly unstable environment, leaders are hard-pressed to ascertain logical cause-and-effect relationships, creating [...]


Thriving through Empathy in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world

ABSTRACT Technology continues to irrevocably alter the global landscape creating a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. In a world of intricately intertwined dynamic networks, competing or differing interpretations of contexts, and rapidly iterating technology, the world’s need for empathy is paramount. Looking at this VUCA environment through the framework of creative destruction, [...]


Global Leadership Competencies in a VUCA World

ABSTRACT This session introduces global leadership in the context of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, which is part of a larger phenomenological study (Brodie, in progress). Today’s leaders are facing an inexorable identity crisis. The wave of world-wide hyper-connectivity is accelerating (Brodie, 2017), as technology blurs the lines between our physical [...]


VUCA Leadership Competencies in a Complex Global Environment

ABSTRACT Organizations face a multitude of challenges, not the least of which is a rapidly transforming and increasingly complex global environment. With digital innovations being developed at breathtaking speeds and creating foundational systemic shifts such as blockchain (Underwood, 2016), technology has been the impetus for a scale of societal changes not witnessed since the inception of the printing [...]


Preparing Future Leaders: Exploring leadership and team development in higher education using the Strength Deployment Inventory©

ABSTRACT As technology continues to evolve at breathtaking speeds and radically transforming the way information is shared and communicated, the organizational environment is increasingly complex and fast moving. This swiftly-changing landscape requires graduates to be agile and adaptable in order to survive and thrive, especially as technology and the operating environment demands expeditious communication [...]


Technology and the Flipped Classroom as it Supports Agentic Engagement in the Higher Education Classroom

ABSTRACT With technology disrupting almost every industry, one of the emerging challenges for classrooms and education as a whole is the need to reevaluate traditional pedagogies (Adams Becker et al., 2017). Digital disruption brings a new level of connectivity or ‘radical connectivity’ (Mele, 2013) to education through technology. With information available at the touch [...]


Leading on the Edge of Cultural Knowledge in a VUCA World

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through intricate networks in technology-laden environments, the context in which leaders find themselves has become exponentially more complex. In this volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, referred to by Petrie (2011) as VUCA, the increasingly frenetic pace of change and complexity compels those in leadership to pivot in [...]


Enhancing China’s Education Policy and Developing an Entrepreneurial Economy

ABSTRACT According to the World Bank, in 2008 over 40 million Chinese people or 4.5% live below the national poverty level (para. 3). The lack of resources to develop sustainable economic ecosystems present an opportunity for indigenous innovative approaches to increase both prosperity and the efficacy of compulsory education in underserved areas across the country (World Bank, 2010). [...]


A Lightning Talk on One Belt, One Road: Exploring the Impact of Social Entrepreneurship in China towards 2030

ABSTRACT Announced in 2013, President Xi Jinping’s ​One Belt, One Road ​(OBOR) initiative is China’s roadmap toward primary economic influence status in the Eurasia region (Koleski, 2017). OBOR aims to boost economic development in China’s less prosperous western provinces (Koleski, 2017).​ ​According to Koleski, the 13​th​ Five-Year Plan identifies the western provinces as economically [...]


Agile Public Relations: Engaging stakeholders in a time of digital disruption

ABSTRACT Digital disruption has induced ongoing cultural and societal transformation, redefining the public relations landscape. Adapting to this pace of change, communication professionals are tasked with not only being strategic in their messaging but also determining innovative channels through which to deliver the most efficacious results for their clients. Consumers demand more relevant targeted [...]