Net leadership: what’s new?


We are all connected in a circle…

This concept, confirmed by spiritual theories and now demonstrated by quantum physics, has been experienced by even the most skeptical in this 2020 pandemic that has made us embrace the “all glocal” concept, when it was now thought that we had already returned to the local.

Yes, because theories very often go out of fashion or are no longer updated with the changes that take place.

But while “outside” everything changes exponentially in every industry, thanks to technologies and digital, people’s mindsets do not update so quickly. But we need to evolve today and quickly. The new technologies that run so fast will soon need a human being who knows himself (as Socrates would say) and who is not afraid to expose himself to transparency, which is the value that technology will spread exponentially: “Transparency is the new Currency “(Kurt).

In fact, if we think about it, we have produced innovations of all kinds in the last 50 years but the way of thinking about which job to choose, and then how to do it, how to act it, how to behave in the company, among colleagues, between collaborators and bosses, is almost unchanged.

The development of the Net Leadership concept fits into this context because it wants to contribute exactly to the question that inevitably arises today:

“How can I feel good in this changing world, and then to be satisfied, to express myself in the best way, when the tools that I have in my backpack and that they taught me seem to no longer to be valuable?”

Net Leadership is: a new paradigm of fluid and dematerialized leadership, understood as the ability to establish connections. It’s about recognizing and accepting my Unique Talent as the first paradigm, then to act it in my own space and connect with others in a network.

Anticipate the future to be a Leader – William Higham


January 29, 2020: First event of the Future Trends & Inspirational Mentorship with the futurist William Higham

The future consumer’s behavior and the company’s ability to anticipate their needs and expectations; the strategies that brands must implement in order to be prepared for the challenges of the market. These were the main themes of the first Future Trends & Inspirational Mentorship, a program created thanks to Beyond International’s expertise in the field of managerial consultancy and designed to immerse people in the change that’s currently taking place, with days of discussion with international experts connected via robotic telepresence.

First distinguished guest of 2020 William Higham, consumer strategist, futurist and founder of “Next Big Thing”, a company that has worked on the strategy of a wide range of national and international brands: from the BBC to HSBC, from Sainsbury’s to Siemens. A global authority for the customer-oriented innovation that combines passion and strategic inspiration with insights into the behavior of future consumers. At the heart of his analysis, backed by more than thirty thousand hours of experience on the field, William identified the exponential growth of technology in the upcoming years, which will make the world even more chaotic and stressful and will lead people to seek comfort in their protected spaces.

Focusing on this trend, he analyzed what are the factors that will be chosen by brands in the near future, what will be the target of emerging consumers and what will companies need to create new future-proof business strategies, a topic also addressed during the “Socratic lab”, the following segment of the Future Trends & Inspirational Mentorship.

Following the claim “experience is not what happens to us, but it is what we do with what happens”, the Mentorship lab focused on sharing and assimilating the information acquired during the meeting with Higham. The lab follows the line of the so-called Future Literacy, a new UNESCO’s skill for 2020, which aims to make the ability to anticipate the future a trainable competence.