Reinventing Your Leadership Team
Updated: Mar 10
The need for integral leadership has never been greater. Consider this example from an article in the new issue of HBR that emphasizes the need to balance seemingly paradoxical leadership characteristics --
"We used to accept, for instance, that leaders could be either great visionaries or great operators. No longer. Companies now need their top people to perform both roles—to be strategic executors, in other words. They’re also expected to be tech-savvy humanists, high-integrity politicians, humble heroes, globally minded localists, and traditioned innovators.
"Not only did large majorities of the survey respondents agree on the importance of those roles, but they also voiced alarming concern about leaders’ lack of proficiency in them. Addressing a company’s leadership gaps, however, is not merely a matter of building individual executives’ skills. Although that’s certainly desirable, the need to improve collective leadership is urgent."
Here's a link to the full article.