Constructing Leadership 4.0

Swarm Leadership and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • Richard Kelly

About this book


The Fourth Industrial Revolution signals a sea change in the way we lead our organisations. Moving away from relational leadership and horizontal, organisationally-led development, it is imperative that business leaders are able to adapt to more networked organisations and shift away from dated assumptions of positional power. Constructing Leadership 4.0 breaks new ground by explaining the urgent challenges facing managers and business leaders. It will teach you how to:

  • Approach leadership development as a system rather than a programme
  • Develop an organisational ecosystem to support leadership 4.0
  • Build collaborative networks
  • Cultivate a responsive mindset through sensemaking
  • Use non-classroom based learning methodologies for educating leaders

Rooted in leadership development methodology and underpinned by cutting-edge research, this book calls for businesses to cultivate responsive leaders through a theory of connectivism and swarm intelligence that reflects the coming cybernetic revolution.


Industry 4.0 Connectivism Constructivism Cognitivism Leadership mindset

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Kelly
    • 1
  1. 1.Leadership IssuesKentUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98061-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98062-1
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Oil, Gas & Geosciences