Synchronic Leadership, according to Nir Golan, educational and leadership expert, can only take place by coincidence in time. The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment influence its strategy.
The Synchronous Leader isn't only a leader of a country, he is a global leader: he leads a global process from end to end (E2E), regardless of a specific location. He leads a global team: a global professional team built up from experts all around who work as a global team. The translation of these assumptions into ISIS's leadership is terrifying but true.
Synchronous Leadership consists of a dynamic combination of mindset, behaviors, and skills that are employed to change and enhance the world through the use of technology.
A Synchronous Leader must have the next essential skill sets:
· Technological proficiency: expert in all the digital nets and tools
· Collaboration: the ability to work as a part of a team, required to have a broad view of the project, have holistic consideration and collaborate more with each other in order to achieve this goal.
· Communication: message transfer and transformation
· Global awareness: a whole world vision
· Problem solving: analyzing and perfectionism
· Creativity: thinking out of the box
· Critical thinking: evaluation skills
Those skills and processes should be at the very heart of every decision a Synchronous Leader makes and are keys to leading people. In ISIS's Synchronous Leadership, the irony of the process of thought control: the more energy you put into trying to control your ideas and what you think about, the more your ideas end up controlling you.
ISIS's Synchronous Leadership consists of innovation, effective and integrative technology, meaningful professional development, global connection and an open mind.
The ISIS 's Synchronous Leaders are very much empowered by the world and take an active part in the global development team – from decision making to implementation, having a broad understanding of overall considerations.
As Synchronous Leaders, they cascade transformation messages and way of thinking to their people, inspiring them to dare, share and own.
"Antifragile is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better." (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder)
We have misunderstood the nature of the Islamic State; it is an antifragile organization, and it improves in ability. In many ways it benefits from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty.
Synchronous Leaders professionalism is taking a broader aspect. They move from being a diplomatic expert to becoming a professional world developer, familiar with the best practices, digital tools and methodologies. They lead from this aspect, inspiring their people to become professional, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they require.