Title: Defining innovative competencies of leading: systems intelligence

Authors: Aelita Skaržauskienė; Steponas Jonušauskas

Addresses: Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities str. 20, Lithuania ' Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities str. 20, Lithuania

Abstract: Today's organisations change the focus from the ineffective bureaucratic models to more flexible communities of professional workers such as online communities, virtual self-managing teams, networked organisations, etc. Such extreme challenges require radical solutions and the transformation of leadership development. In this context, it is critical to understand what are the innovative key competencies to be developed in order to deal with the fluidity and complexity of the world. The changing conditions in global environment require systems thinking, flexibility, networking and collaboration, innovation and the courage to embrace uncertainty and ambiguity. The paper aims to clarify the relationship between intelligence competencies and leadership performance in public administration organisations. The relevance of systems thinking and other intelligence competencies as innovative future competencies was disclosed in the context of leadership in the complex world.

Keywords: intelligence competencies; leadership performance; complexity; systems thinking; innovative competencies; leadership development; systems intelligence; innovation; collaboration; public administration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIRD.2013.055236

International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.132 - 148

Received: 21 Oct 2012
Accepted: 06 Mar 2013

Published online: 02 Jul 2014 *

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