Guest blog from Class 9 THNKer Armando Regil-Velasco.
Power shifts as we live the most disruptive time in history. The world is facing increasing complexity and very deep structural transformations. Better approaches to multiple challenges, new tools, and enhanced leadership are a necessity to rebuild confidence at the national, regional and global level.
In January 2016, I was invited among the 50 Global Shapers from around the world to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. After a week of inspiring meetings and conversations with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Queen Rania of Jordan, Bill Gates, and Prince Albert of Monaco among many other inspiring leaders, I met Mark Vernooij at the Gala Dinner. We had a great conversation where we both shared our journeys and common interest on Creative Leadership. He told me about the THNK Creative Leadership Program and suggested that I join the upcoming class.
This invitation came at the perfect time just when I was researching and working to create our own School of Creative Leadership and Innovation for leaders aiming to transform the government back in México and Latin America.