High Potentials Research Project

High Potentials 4.0
High Potentials + Millennials + Industry 4.0


The Objective

The 4th Industrial Revolution triggered the need of expanding the mindset to deal with a higher level of adaptiveness, customer orientation to foster growth. The objective is to define a framework that allows increasing +30% the efficacy of high potentials to manage adaptive environments and foster their sustainable growth. The goal is that it drives and guides the evolution of leaders to be able to integrate information technology, automation, artificial intelligence and people in a synergic way that ensures the generation of added value in the organizations while it empowers the self-fulfillment of the leaders and their followers. It implies the building of a pathway that has not been built before.


This activity is for CHROs who have been invited by TURI.  Millennials introduced a transition in social evolution, driving towards a purpose driven approach that empowers the possibilities of businesses. On the one hand, the information technology drove business processes to an operational level where the leaders need to have the concepts of processes to manage businesses. On the other hand, the discovery of functionality of concepts and the fact that human actions are driven by the concepts people have, opened the possibility for empowering the approach to talent development. This drove to the need for defining a framework that empowers the leadership of high potentials considering the influence of the “Y” generation and the “Z” generation attitudes in the Western World.

The Unicist Approach to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 implies introducing adaptiveness in organizations. Business functions are adaptive when their functionality is feedback dependent. The Unicist Research Institute was one of the precursors of Industry 4.0 through the development of complexity sciences to deal with adaptive systems and environments.

This concept applied to business requires managing the root causes of processes to ensure their reliability. This requires managing the concepts of the business functions involved. The level of industrialization depends on the outputs that need to be produced by the business functions. Therefore, different levels of industrialization coexist in most organizations.

Industry 4.0 became possible due to the evolution of IT technologies, conceptual management and artificial intelligence. Its goal is to develop businesses as adaptive systems, which implies customer orientation and improving productivity and quality that naturally foster market growth and profit improvement.

The implementation of Industry 4.0 in business processes might include:

  • The use of a strategic approach and business intelligence to plan and manage growth.
  • The use of tools with artificial intelligence to manage adaptive environments.
  • The use of conceptual management to define business functions.
  • The use of conceptual design to develop business processes.
  • The use of business objects to ensure the productivity and quality of business processes.
  • The use of client centered management to ensure customer orientation.
  • The use of market labs to monitor markets.
  • The use of root cause management to ensure the reliability of results.
  • The use of adaptive IT solutions.

The introduction of adaptiveness in organizations is a step by step process, that needs to generate economic benefits from the beginning. It needs to follow two basic rules:

  • It has to be introduced from “the outside to the inside”, from the external needs to the internal needs, which implies starting with the functions that influence the environment.
  • It needs to be managed from “top to bottom”, which implies the commitment of the management in this change.

As the previous industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 will coexist with the previous stages, providing a significant competitive advantage for those who can enter this stage. Learn more: click here

The Basics Behind this Project

The Unicist paradigm shift in sciences, based on the discovery of the intelligence that underlies nature, expanded the boundaries of sciences and allowed managing the adaptive aspects of reality by managing the underlying concepts, making them reasonable, understandable and predictable. This research included the discovery of the functionality of ontointelligence, that defines the roots of intelligence and drove to the understanding of the triadic functionality of intelligence to understand and predict human behavior. This knowledge drove also to the discovery of the functionality of mental concepts that work as behavioral objects that drive human actions: https://www.unicist.org/scientific-dissemination/index.php

Managing the Root Causes of Businesses

The next role of leaders is making computers become tools and not bosses. The root causes of businesses build the sustainability of enterprises. The unicist logical approach is based on integrating the efficacy of people with objects based on the institutionalization of their role.

The knowledge of the structure of the concepts of what one is doing, gives people the freedom to choose among multiple alternative ways to act, without losing the focus on the purpose that has to be achieved. It allows integrating participation, knowledge and concepts to ensure sustainable business processes.

The Collaborative Research Project

This project, as all the activities of The Unicist Research Institute, begins with the use of a “prototype” that works as a hypothetical solution that is changed and modified until a final solution has been confirmed.

This project is developed with CHROs who are industry leaders, coordinated by Peter Belohlavek
( https://www.unicist.org/peter-belohlavek.php ) with the participation of Diana Belohlavek ( https://www.unicist.org/diana-belohlavek.php ) as the executive manager.

The participation of the members of this project is virtual with two real time activities per month (1 hour) plus a destructive testing system for the solutions that are being built. There is a private forum to exchange opinions among the members and a private system to discuss with the coordinator.

All participants need to access the Unicist Business Strategy model, that allows developing maximal and minimum strategies managing the root causes of businesses. For this purpose, they participate in a virtual program that includes 4 virtual 2-hour micro-clinics and a counseling process that allows accessing the growth, predictability and controllability of businesses.

Roles of the Members

There are two types of roles for the participants:

  • Active members, who participate in the whole process with an involvement of 6 hours monthly.
  • Assessment members: who only participate in the destructive testing of the solutions.


This project will be finished within 6 months. Participants might be included during the development processes after they access the Unicist Business Strategy model. The goal is to develop a model that empowers the business and allows influencing the establishment of regulations that foster its evolution.


The output is a solution that adopts the format of an e-book, provisionally named “Leadership 4.0”, that includes the credits for all the participants.

Final Meeting

A final personal meeting will take place if there is consensus about having this live meeting with the participants. This meeting includes the presentation of the e-book.

Contact: n.i.brown(at)unicist.org