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What is the "New Leadership" that is Emerging?

       posted on Thursday 18 Nov, 2010.
 

“Leading for the Good of All”

When I first experienced the “vision” of this new leadership, in the spring of 1999, it seemed a heresy. At that time the lauded leaders were grounded in “command and control”. However I had come to the devastating end of my “trial” of this style of leadership, and to say that it had not worked was an understatement of the grandest scale. In the midst of the chaos that followed, as I wondered what to do next, this vision emerged of “Good Leadership”.

This week, while participating in a meeting of the board of a small business advisory group, it occurred to me that now is the time for this leadership to emerge. There is widening gap between successful and not-so-successful organisation. It is around their leadership. Where this “good” leadership is thriving as we as a world realise that the GFC is far from over – indeed I wonder if some of the changes that it has left in it’s wake will become permanent – a new model of “good” leadership is emerging.

I sense that just being in the question “What is this new leadership that’s emerging?” will give us the answers. In the meantime I am humbled to realise that this journey forward, just being in this question, is exactly the space that the Resilient Leadership Program was created to fill!

Enjoy your day

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