Leadership Evolution, Revolution and Devolution

Session Category :  Talk 
October 20, 2017
13:15  -  14:00

What does human evolution teach us about how we should lead teams in the 21st century? This talk takes a journey covering the last 2.5 million years in order to understand the influences which still affect us today. It asks questions such as “Why are 30% of Fortune 500 CEOs so tall?” and “Can you tell a person’s job just by looking at their face?”. It also delves into the different strategies which chimpanzees use to become the alpha male and considers whether any of them are used in the human world.

After this talk attendees will understand:
· the leadership styles of chimpanzee alpha males
· the unexpected influences which human evolution has on our choice of leaders
· the impact of the industrial revolution on leadership in the modern world
· the devolution of leadership and the importance of followers rather than leaders

Tags: Leadership, Agile Leadership, Leadership Styles, Followship, Chimpanzee