The Twenty-First Century Leader: Social Artist, Spiritual Visionary, and Cultural Innovator

Global Business and Organizational Excellence, March-April 2007

7 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2007

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Fahri Karakas

University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School

Abstract

The old leadership model is giving way to a new twenty-first-century paradigm for navigating in an age of uncertainty, complexity, interdependency, globalization, and accelerating change. Drawing from chaos theory, nonlinear dynamics, quantum mechanics, and other disciplines, the author sees the emergence of three new creative roles for leaders - social artist, spiritual visionary, and cultural innovator - which call for a new leadership mindset, and for tapping the powers of the heart. A new holistic skill set with eleven domains encompasses the values, perspectives, and competencies needed to lead organizations and employees to their full potential in the new century.

Keywords: Leadership, 21st century, spirituality, social responsibility, mindset, heartset

Suggested Citation

Karakas, Fahri, The Twenty-First Century Leader: Social Artist, Spiritual Visionary, and Cultural Innovator. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, March-April 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=976762

Fahri Karakas (Contact Author)

University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School ( email )

102 Middlesex Street
London, London E1 7EZ
United Kingdom

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