Last night, LID Publishing celebrated the launch of Erik Østergaard’s new book The Responsive Leader at The Economist’s Bookshop.
Speaking to an intimate gathering, Martin Liu of LID UK introduced Erik, who discussed what he terms the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Erik explained that the change in technology in the last century has driven a massive development in organisations and society that demands a huge shift in mind-set, in skillset and in behaviour. Hailing from Denmark, one of the happiest countries in the world, Erik said that the first rule for any business leader must always be “people first,” getting to know your employees and ensuring their happiness and comfort at work – making sure your organisation is one that people want to show up to.
Speaking of the gig economy in a world we can’t predict, Erik says “we need to be responsive in order to be relevant to employees and to customers, and in order to adapt to a changing world. We need to be The Responsive Leader.”
The Responsive Leader introduces a comprehensive and proven model to the future of work and for engaging in the transformation, covering: Purpose and Direction, Innovation, Culture, Organising, and Leadership. The book guides leaders to understand and navigate the new paradigm, shedding light on the mind-set, habits, and practices to help them create a more human and meaningful workplace, with happier and more engaged people.
The Responsive Leader is available to buy here.
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