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The Alpha Leadership Model was developed by Professor Julian Russell and researchers/authors Anne Deering and Robert Dilts in the late 1990s. Their objective was to assist managers to effectively manage a multicultural workforce in an increasingly digital and global corporate environment. This leadership model remains relevant today, and in Pakistan it is gaining traction due to the exponential increase in e-commerce, which has resulted in a growing need to develop ‘alpha leaders’.
Alpha leadership centres on three A’s:
Anticipate. Alpha leaders (also known as Alphas) keep abreast of current technological and socio-economic trends; they constantly develop their critical thinking skills and possess foresight. These qualities enable them to anticipate emerging trends that can impact their organisation’s operations in the future, so that they can develop and implement contingency strategies to prevent – or manage – crises.