"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
~ Alan Kay
The disruptive world we live in, powered by the explosion of exponentially growing technologies which compound and magnify each other leaves us often gasping for air as the pace of change escapes our ability to comprehend it. AI, Robotics, 3D printing, sharing and gig economies, exponential organisations, nanotech, biotech, quantum computing, bitcoin, blockchain and fin tech - just to name a few. Reshaping industries, business, politics, governments, civil society and entrepreneurship as we know it.
Leadership is a combination of character and results that change the status quo for the better. As modern technology gallops ahead it affects every aspect of our civilization and increases the complexity any leader has to face. It is as if all the previous paradigms of leadership were inadequate to the world we find ourselves in today.
To fully harvest the opportunities that lie ahead, we need to combine technology with the right leadership to steer us towards the desired future and away from unwanted dangers. In the midst of seeming chaos and turbulence, I see a new cadre of leaders emerge who cut through complexity and create abundance for all involved.
I call these Exponential Leaders.
Jaroslav is a consultant, entrepreneur, coach and trainer working at the intersection of leadership, innovation, technology and sustainability.
He has 15 years of global experience having worked with clients in over 30 countries. During his career, he has designed and delivered close to 10,000 hours of programmes, sessions, workshops and interventions to corporate, entrepreneurial, public and NGO clients.
Jaroslav has co-founded and manages RQ Genesis, an innovative consultancy helping leaders to create sustainable value, worked with Future Considerations, a boutique leadership development consultancy for over 10 years, has been involved in a suite of cultural change programmes for a large global financial institution touching 200,000 people worldwide and most recently, has been a Chief Executive Officer of OpenExO, a global ecosystem for disruptive innovation and transformation services.
Jaroslav has lived and worked in UK, US, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and the Czech Republic and travelled to 50 countries.