Data For Better Decisions. Nature or Nurture?
“Every” management student has had to answer the exam question: “Leadership/ management: Nature or Nurture? - discuss” It is a paradox from either side of the argument, the logical conclusion always highlights the other has truth. The reality of leadership and management is that it is a complex adaptive system, and context enables your nature to emerge and nurturing to mature. This is important because we also know there is a link between strategy, styles (leadership) and business structures. In this article, we will unpack how your “nature or nurture” thinking-structure, affects outcomes. Your thinking-structure is also a complex adaptive system as your peers and customers thinking, your companies “culture of structure” thinking affect you. BUT have you considered how your data structure and your data philosophy will have a direct and significant impact on outcomes? I’ve known that my neurodiversity package (severe dyslexia, mild high functioning autism, ADHD) informs how I inter