It gives you a ringside seat for a speeded up history of the world – an Olympian feeling, not playing God exactly, but more like being in his/her monitoring and evaluation team.On a completely different note, this dicussion of leadership in complexity made me stop and do a double-take. I used to work at an organisation where the leader was exactly all those adaptive-leader things. He rocked. I've never been so engaged and excited to work on something - and it was working on something rather than working for someone. And just to complete the contrast, the person who slowly took over from him (and drove me to the point of misery where I quit my job) exactly fitted the description of a traditional leader. How bizarre.
Also, oooh with the pretty pictures (explanation here)