Leadership inspires. Management makes things happen. Heard this many times? Very often we get confused with these overused terms in business and entrepreneurship. A free market economy driven by capitalists (people who invest) needs highly capable managers to drive things, and when things become uncertain, they need leaders who are courageous, inspiring and innovative to push things forward. A volatile environment deserves to have a leader, as the environment is full of fear, uncertainty and chaos. When things are normal (there are no normal times) we need strong managers to drive people who are mostly in a comfort zone!
In an algorithmic world, leadership is about solving humanity’s problems by building intelligent, cost-effective, brag worthy and convenient problem solving frameworks and scaling the problem solving which can work effectively with least human intervention. Human motivation is a variable and modern problem solving networks focus on putting more predictability, better intelligence to execute repeat tasks, more productivity for monotonous jobs and faster scalability.
When machines start learning how to do repeat tasks without complaining, humans need to move to leadership areas to create new ways of solving problems using their creativity, interdisciplinary knowledge and multiple intelligences.
Many experts predict that by 2025 millions of human jobs are going to be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence. What’s our immunity to machine invasion to our areas? It’s creativity. How do we train ourselves to be creative! We have to step out of the structure we are operating in to understand new ways of solving problems. We can’t improvise on old things to invent new things. We have to get out of that thing we are stuck in. Let’s unlearn.