Leaders of the future will be free from the need to be seen as bulletproof, independent and all-knowing. A “soft-skills” leadership approach is also the best antidote for a pervasive cynical culture and the ability to function in our new über-interdependent world. This will require healthy doses of self-awareness. Recently, Robert Glazer at Acceleration Partners posted a great data point: “According to my friend Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and author, there i
“Virtually everything our modern culture believes about the type of leadership required to transform our institutions is wrong. It is also dangerous. There is perhaps no more corrosive trend to the health of our organizations than the rise of the celebrity CEO, the rock-star leader whose deepest ambition is first and foremost self-centric.” –Jim Collins It’s obvious how self-leadership affects how we “lead up” (our bosses) or “lead down” (those reporting to us). But it reall
Imagine you have a daughter who is the light of your life.
And then comes the day you drop her off at a college two time zones away. You sit in her empty room and feel as though a part of you has been torn off as you stare at fading pop star posters, pictures of high school friends pinned to corkboard, and a dresser with a few remaining clothes that were “so last year.”
At 4:15 a.m. on a Sunday morning during her second semester, you get a phone call that shatters your worl
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