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A few years ago, we asked you if your job can be done by a machine. Today, we know that in many cases, it can. The application of Articial Intelligence to the domain of leadership makes us curious to see whether certain leadership traits will prove more important than others.
Two years ago we shared a post with some thoughts on automatization and robotization. Since then, digitization, digitalization and digital transformation have become more than mere buzz words. By now, we see them as vital parts of strategic agendas, strething well beyond automation of physical labor. As an example, organizations are now using advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve their decision making across business processeses. In McKinsey's "An Executives Guide to AI", you can find a number of business case uses for machine learning, as well as deep learning.

With AI starting to prove its value in the leadership domain, it will be interesting to see how this may affect the role and 'job' of leadership teams. In the article As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change (Harvard Business Review, 2018), a possible impact of AI on leadership is presented. Based on on meta-analytic studies, and research by Cisco and IMD, the authors (Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Michael Wade and Jennifer Jordan) propose a few leadership traits more important than other: humility, adaptability, vision, and constant engagement.
"Certain qualities, such as deep domain expertise, decisiveness, authority, and short-term task focus, are losing their cachet, while others, such as humility, adaptability, vision, and constant engagement, are likely to play a key role in more-agile types of leadership."
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What do you think, how may the leadership role be affected by technological advances?

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