Schools take iPhones away from the kids. “Why?” asks John Moravec, from Minnesota, US, author of Invisible Learning and founder of Education Futures. “It competes with the teacher. But in business we use this to get by. So, time for social change.”
The notion of organization changes a lot. New generations have other values and “people and planet” need attention. New forms and ways of interconnecting are required. That brings ambiguity and disorder for leaders today.
When Marcela Laguzzi first saw a hydroelectric power station as an eleven-year-old girl, it left quite an impression on her; it made the land fertile and provided Buenos Aires with renewable electricity! The social impact of your deeds, that’s what’s important.
Ben Verwaayen, CEO of French telecom multinational Alcatel-Lucent: "Education should focus more on the future and facilitate cooperation between children from different cultures. They’re important lessons to prepare them for what they’ll encounter in businesses and in society."
Hendrik Driessen, director and chief curator of De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art in Tilburg has its own unique approach. He’s in no rush to draw as many visitors as possible and has no aspirations to be innovative at any cost. What kind of leadership is that?