Leading in a complex world combines two seemingly distinct phenomena of complexity and leadership, because that is what is needed today. Further, this need will only accelerate in days ahead. There should be little doubt of increasing complex and unpredictability due to rapid changes in customer needs, competitor offering, demands from investors and events in the world. The accelerating rate of change from globalization, innovation and new technologies is staggering. These changes are having profound impact on businesses throughout the world.
While phenomenal technological advances are occurring, at the same time limited advancements have been made in the design of business organizations and development of transformational leaders to guide those businesses. Many to most large organizations are still using organizational designs which are decades old, and executives with limited capabilities as transformational leaders.