"1. Organizational structures are being redesigned and flattened, resulting in changes in what is being asked of leaders."
In my workshops on Coaching Skills for Leaders, I regularly quote Harvard lecturer Ronald Heifetz:
“The leader’s job is not to provide the answer but instead to frame the right questions for which answers are developed and discovered by the collective intelligence of the people.”
For leaders who prefer a directive, authoritarian leadership style, or in cultures with high power distance, the shift from telling to asking may be challenging. But it is a necessity if they want to be successful.
Future Leaders' skills will not be in knowing, but in bringing the best out of the people around them whilst aligning them around a common goal.
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Leaders are no longer the smartest people in the room who know the most about everything. To be successful, they now need to be able to surround themselves with experts in those fields who are smarter than themselves, and then they must find ways to motivate and empower those people in order to mobilize them towards a shared vision.