Tech Leaders of the Future — Bridging the Gap Between Technology & Humankind
With the emergence of new technologies, the world around us is changing at an increasingly faster pace. Advancements in technology are not only changing the way we live and interact with those around us, but it’s also already beginning to change the way we work.
The leaders of high- technology startups are on the leading edge of the ‘future of the workplace’ movement, born in the technical age, many are digital natives or at least not afraid of their technical knowhow and are already optimising their working environment. But while this gives the founders a competitive-business edge, it doesn’t exclude them from limitations of the human condition — if not fully understood.
Shareholder pressure, co-founder disagreements, financial oversights, anxiety, imposter syndrome and burn-out are all seemingly widely accepted symptoms of the entrepreneurial journey accordingly to some successful entrepreneurs of this year’s Founders of the Future Forum.
It begs the question, how are we preparing our future founders to lead the new 4th revolution?
There are many business incubators and accelerators in the tech-ecosystem, too many to focus on here but teaching business acumen, product or customer development only really deals with two-thirds of a founder’s dilemma for growth. The missing variable is a leader’s mindset and the way they intra- and interrelate to self, others and the world around them.
In the ‘go faster, do more’ technology culture, more and more founders are making mistakes or failing due to human error, bad judgments and the inability to see the risks heading their way as they are speeding up and burning out.
What’s stifling growth is as much to do with a founder’s ability to understand the human condition to deal with the constants of change, uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity…
If leaders of the future took the time to understand the driving forces behind their capabilities and built workplaces of the future from this base — then qualities like well-being, resilience, adaptability, agility, creativity, innovation, performance and a thriving team culture would naturally emerge — creating more space for productivity.
A tech entrepreneur feeling the effects of starting or growing a business is the equivalent of needing to update your software. Today, this is a much more easier task than it was a few years back. Previously it would involve lengthy self-diagnosis and analysis and then get to work on what you thought was wrong. The issue with this approach is that a) it’s time-consuming and b) looking in the wrong direction.
There’s a new science emerging based on a set of three simple principles that describes the human functioning and conditioning that together unlock an entrepreneur’s potential. If you’re a founder or leader of a technology company and would like to learn more, reach out and I’ll happy share some insights.
FastCEO is a leadership accelerator for fast growth potential technology companies. Its mission is to ‘create a world where human evolution is comparable to the speed of technical innovation’.
If you’re a leader in tech or support one that is, get in touch with the team to see how we can help: team@FastCEO.io.