Being a leader in today’s complex world bears little resemblance to the leadership of the past. The pace is faster, the stakes higher and the scope greater. A performance-driven, top-down leadership paradigm is no longer sufficiently quick and nimble to compete. The pressure to innovate and create added value is constant. The amount and complexity of knowledge that an organization must hold, manage and leverage are simultaneously growing at an explosive pace. Leaders need a new paradigm that can offer the speed and scale required to adapt and thrive in the face of constant change.
The development of Relationship Systems Intelligence RSI within a team or organizational system accelerates collaboration and supports the creative thinking needed to face the challenges of this millennium. In the same way that Emotional Intelligence equips individuals to master their internal life, and Social Intelligence engenders empathy, RSI enables leaders and teams to tap into the true potential of human beings’ collective intelligence and creative powers. The basic principle of RSI is the redirection of focus from the individuals within the system to the whole system as an entity in itself. This shift in focus enables Leaders, teams, and organizations to move beyond personal concerns and petty conflicts to a positive and generative group identity. The strength of a team’s identity provides resilience and the resources necessary to navigate the constantly changing challenges organizations face.