Leadership development for a New Kind of Leader

May 9, 2018 by Wally Bock

Leadership development gets more and more challenging as the world becomes more complex and challenging. Rick Lepsinger’s article about six things you need to make development programs effective contains this key paragraph.

“The modern workplace is vastly different from what it once was. Today, organizations of all sizes and industries face increasingly globalized markets, remotely-located employees/teams, and the need for cross-disciplinary teams. To meet the demands of customers, it is imperative to have agile leaders who can balance people, processes, and innovation to keep the organization moving forward.”

What’s the best way to develop leaders for that workplace or the workplace of tomorrow? To answer that question, we should step back and look at the future of leadership development through three lenses.

Leadership development and technology

Technology changes rapidly, but many features of the technology that will shape the next decade or so are already in place. We don’t need more new technology, we need new ways to use technology to make our development programs more effective.

Leadership development and changing leadership models

We’re still developing models for how to manage organizations filled with knowledge workers. They are part of teams whose members may be scattered across the globe and working around the clock. Those models set the targets we want our development programs to hit.

Leadership development and human nature

Our models for effective leadership must accommodate human nature which hasn’t changed much in millennia.

Wally Bock is a coach, a writer and President of Three Star Leadership.

Posted in Leadership Development

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