As Sally Talbot explains, the future world of work requires an altogether different type of leader
2018 saw the departure of a well-known CEO of a large listed company. Irrespective of the reasons for the departure, what is more interesting is the supreme control and command this individual had over his business empire, and the many issues this micromanagement caused. This style of leadership is no longer fit for purpose in the 21st century.
Many of the characteristics associated with CEOs – authoritative, forceful, dynamic, male, overpaid, powerful – belong in the past. The role of the CEO needs reinventing. The forward-looking CEO needs to lead in a more collaborative and emotionally intelligent way to achieve a sense of purpose in a world of uncertainty. This, critically, will enable leaders to deliver improved financial performance.
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