With our changing world and our changing work environments it’s harder to create great leaders, Scott McDowell writes:
For some time now, the predominant workplace trend has been to go flat and democratic – everyone working together in a large open space with direct access to supervisors and even the company president. Merit is based on your skills, creative output, and ability to work with the team. Leadership is about having confidence and speaking up.
What I would wonder instead, if as our world and workplace is changing what it means to be a leader is changing too. We need to redefine leadership it’s not just confidence paired with speaking up. There are other ways to be a great leader as well, and as we choose to work on different projects with different values a different kind of leader emerges. What is needed is a new scorecard to discover who the new leaders are, how they emerge, learn and create awesome results.