Title: Emergence and the new intelligence leadership

Authors: Thow Yick Liang

Addresses: Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, 50 Stamford Road, 178899, Singapore

Abstract: Emergence, a vital phenomenon of evolution, has been the primary focus of numerous pioneer complexity researchers. In this study, the complexity-intelligence and emergence-intelligence linkages are scrutinised. Encompassing and exploring spaces of high complexity by human organisations requires a better comprehension of emergence and the new intelligence leadership strategy. As humanity is encountering edges of chaos more frequently, and interacting agents in human organisations are also becoming more intelligent entities, a transformation in leadership mindset and management strategy is inevitable. This analysis confirms that leadership can be rendered more effective if intelligence, complexity, emergence, autopoiesis and self-organisation are concurrently exploited.

Keywords: intelligence leadership; proto-autopoiesis; latent leadership; self-organisation; collective intelligence; complexity-intelligence linkages; emergence-intelligence linkages; deliberate-emergence; auto-switch; intrinsic leadership; high complexity; human organisations; chaos; interacting agents; intelligent entities; leadership mindsets; management strategies; concurrent exploitation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCLM.2011.040736

International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, 2011 Vol.1 No.2, pp.192 - 207

Published online: 20 Jun 2011 *

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