Defining innovative competencies of leading: Systems intelligence

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    Today’s organizations change the focus from the ineffective bureaucratic models to more flexible communities of professional workers such as online communities, virtual self-managing teams, networked organization, etc. Such extreme challenges require radical solutions and the transformation of leadership development. In this context, it is critical to understand what are the innovative key competencies to be developed in order to deal with the fluidity and complexity of the world. The changing conditions in global environment require systems thinking, flexibility, networking and collaboration, innovation and the courage to embrace uncertainty and ambiguity. The paper aims to clarify the relationship between intelligence competencies and leadership performance in public administration organizations. The relevance of systems thinking and other intelligence competencies as innovative future competencies was disclosed in the context of leadership in the complex world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)132-148
    JournalInternational journal of innovation and regional development
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013



    • Intelligence competencies
    • Leadership performance
    • Complexity

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