Leadership in a Complex World

By Jonathan Kirschner • July 5, 2017

Increasingly the role of a leader has become more complex as they manage internal and external resources and develop new skills and behaviors. Twenty years ago or so, I wrote a thesis on the “critical success factors involved in strategic alliances” using pharmaceutical research and development as the example. At that time I identified, through interviewing people involved in such alliances, many factors that were critical to success that stood in the way. I categorized these factors as task-related (hardware) and relationship-based (software) elements.