Leading the organization of the future
Huge and unrealistic expectations are placed on leaders, often resulting in disappointment. This in turn can lead to the perception that, as in Yeats’ poem, “the center cannot hold”; trust in leadership is lost and people doubt or cannot even clearly hear the leaders’ messages. Unity falls apart, cooperation diminishes or vanishes. Even where clear strategies are communicated, there may be no agreement or fully effective implementation. Great leaders realize they cannot lead in isolation. They surround themselves with good people who support them and each other and bring different ideas and backgrounds. They have a transformational, or coaching, style and look to keep growing themselves as well as actively seeking new ideas and innovation for their firm. Their unified and dynamic leadership group provides a center that does hold and enables a firm to face the exciting and sometimes daunting challenges of our time.