Disruptive Leadership

The new playbook for leaders of the 4th industrial revolution.

Download the takeaways from T-minus's 'Disruptive Leadership Report' launch event, where we were joined by a panel from Google, Microsoft, Netflix & Dyson

Event Context

The world’s fastest growing companies are rewriting the rules on leadership and innovation to thrive in an age of disruption.

With this in mind, we gathered insights from 1000’s of senior leaders from across the globe and have rewritten the rules on leadership to equip leaders for an age of disruption – The Disruptive Leadership Report

For the exclusive launch of The Disruptive Leadership Report we were joined by a stellar panel to explore the report insights and find out what leaders need to do differently to build resilient, innovative organisations that can succeed in the 4th industrial revolution. We shared these findings of the report and discussed how we can use these to build disruptive leaders that will transform the workforce.

What our attendees said

“Great to hear and be inspired by you all, the panel and attendees a like” Head of Learning & Development

“I’ve loved so much about what I’ve heard today. It’s what every leader needs” CEO

“Thanks T-minus for a fascinating conversation. Can’t wait to read the report!” Global Learning Leader

“Great research, great debate, thanks all.” Chief People Officer

“Great conversation. I look forward seeing the full ACE 2.0 model :)” People Director

“A fascinating discussion and so timely” Director

Here's what we explored

The 4 big shifts and 20 rules the report findings unveil 
 
 

The future of leadership

Culture and growth mindset

 

Systems thinking

  
 

Our Panel

Stephan Thoma

Former Global Director of Learning & Development
Google

Deborah Gallo

Learning & Development EMEA
Netflix

Ed Essey

Director of Intrapreneurship & Incubation
Microsoft

Jessica Middlemiss

Head of Operations
Dyson

Ian Forshew

Founding Partner
T-minus

Odharnait Ansbro

Senior L&D Partner
T-minus

The Disruptive Leadership Report

The report is based on in depth interviews, quantitative research and insight working alongside 1000’s of leaders from startups, scaleups, leading technology companies and some of the largest corporations on the planet.

The report explores why some leaders and companies have been successful in the context of disruption, whilst others have failed. The number one thing standing in the way of rapid change is leaders don’t recognise they have a problem. Even if they do see the problem, most don’t have the skills or the mindset to lead in a new way. Leaders have learned to maximise predictability and control, not to unleash creativity, learning and facilitate the rapid change needed in the context of uncertainty.   

Our research:

Some of the businesses that took part in our research:

Accurx

Apple

Atomico

Attest

Bacardi

BBC

Being Patient

Biobeats

BUSUU

Cancer Research UK

Carwow

Chattermill

Checkout.com

Cloud NC

Deliveroo

Depop

DHL

Easy Solar

Facebook

Farfetch

Flock

Foodchain

Forward Partners

Google

Graphcore

HSBC

HubbleHQ

Hutch

KPMG

Labster

LandTech

Lindt

Livit

London Sock Company

M&S

Mclaren

Melody FM

Microsoft

Monzo

Novartis

One Third Stories

Oval Money

Paddle

PayAsUGym

Philip Morris International

Publons

Reply.ai

Rotageek

Salesforce

Seed

Shell

Smedvig

Spotify

Sweatcoin

The Guardian

Thought Machine

Trevor Tech

Yousician

Zeelo

About T-minus

We specialise in leadership in the context of disruption, high growth and innovation. In the past few years, we have worked with leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, alongside the large multinational players they disrupt.

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Stephan Thoma

Former Global Director of Learning & Development

Google

Stephan had been an executive-level leader in the global talent & leadership development world for over 25 years.

He is an Independent Advisor and Coach, with a proven track record with major businesses providing strategic advisory and consultancy support to Exec’s and businesses keen to address complex 21st Century talent and growth challenges. He is also fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute.

Debora Gallo

Learning & Development EMEA

Netflix

Debora is a tertiary qualified Learning and Development Manager with successful track record in managing L&D projects in large and small organisations.

She is responsible for Netflix’s regional EMEA wide L&D initiatives, working with their regional Talent HRBP team to provide learning opportunities to all Netflix streaming employees in EMEA. She also works closely with their Global L&D team to ensure alignment across global L&D initiatives.

Ed Essey

Director of Intrapreneurship & Incubation

Microsoft

Ed helps intrapreneurs incubate new businesses in the Microsoft Garage. An MIT grad, serial founder, and veteran product guy, he’s passionate about technology, creating great cultures, and innovating through experimentation.

During his engineering career, he’s researched AI, developed intelligent agent-based systems, and democratized parallel computing. He has led company-wide change management programs in innovation, design-thinking, and agile methodologies that have helped over 25,000 employees earn raving fans for their products. He founded the Garage experimental outlet that has delivered over 130 new and exciting projects to market.

Jessica Middlemiss

Head of Operations

Dyson

Jess is the Head of Operations at The Dyson Institute of Engineering Technology. Prior to joining The Dyson Institute, she had a successful 12 years as an Engineer and latterly Manager working for Rolls-Royce and Dyson in process and product development, specialising in Materials Science and Quality.

Jess is passionate about developing people. She has been managing technical people for most of her career and also mentors around 10 people both inside Dyson and from external organisations. She sits on an advisory board for the Science and Technology Facilities Council and volunteers for her professional engineering institution (IOM3).

Ian Forshew

Founding Partner

T-Minus

Experienced entrepreneur and business operator; as founder CEO / COO / board member, alongside Interim C-level and Growth Advisor roles for other VC funded businesses. Ian has founded and successfully exited two companies, but also been responsible for various failures, all are important learnings. His core competencies are strategy, growth and leadership. However, his passion is helping build the people and teams around him.

T-minus mission is to help leaders and teams create and disrupt industries and grow at pace. They work with the most ambitious and disruptive startups and corporates around the world.

Odharnait Ansbro

Senior L&D Partner

T-Minus

Odharnait’s expertise lies in human-centred design, leadership development and strategy development. She has spent the last ten years helping businesses, NGOs and governments to build programmes for the transformation of individuals, teams and leaders and create new products and platforms for the digital economy. She helps leaders develop the mindset and skills they need to lead radical innovation and work on whole-system change.

In 2014, she co-designed a massively open online course (MOOC) on innovative leadership with Professor Otto Scharmer at the Sloan School of Management, MIT.

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