Steve Denning is a master at story telling. Today I received one of his emails that began like this and, of course, I had to continue the story......
" At the age of twenty-one, a man called Henry Curmantle became the head of a large and troubled organization. He was a stocky man with a round head like a lion, a fiery freckled face and red hair. His grey eyes glowed fiercely and grew bloodshot in anger. His voice was rough, allegedly because he spent so much time out of doors.
It was a cold, wintry day, when Henry took control of the organization. He had got the position partly through inheritance from his mother, and partly because he had boldly seized it on his own initiative.
In the course of administering the organization, Henry came up with a brilliant management innovation that was to affect every country in the world. To find out more, go here.
It's well worth the click through and highly relevant to my previous post on "Reboot Britain." I can't say more because, if I did, I'd spoil the story.
In a period of deep, transformative and evolutionary change, there's virtually no aspect of human life that will remain unaffected. Leadership will take on different forms in the 21st Century - but, then as storyteller Denning suggests, is there really anything totally new?