Leadership now becomes more open, interdisciplinary, influential and innovative.
When company boundaries are blurred and the world is so hyper-connected, leadership becomes more open and omnipresent in the digital era because the hierarchy of an organization is flatter due to the latest digital disruptions.
The quality of your thinking decides your leadership effectiveness and profundity. The broader leaders can oversee, the deeper they can perceive, the more influential the leadership could be. Often, top leaders should craft their own playbook with clearly-defined digital rules to guide through the journey of going digital, to ensure the business is running as a whole that is superior to the sum of pieces under their leadership guidance.
Leadership is about setting directions, mentoring, and harmonizing based on a unique set of qualifications: As the world becomes more complex, hyperconnected; there will need a new model of leadership in which openness, interdisciplinarity, innovation, flexibility, transparency become necessary traits. Top leaders as generalists are not so general, they are unique, insightful, influential and build a reputation as an expert. The leadership differentiation provided by unique capabilities is usually more effective and influential.
Leadership niche is based on leadership substance plus style. If leadership substance is about why and what of leadership, then, leadership style is the way how something is said or done, as distinguished from its substance. The qualification of leadership can only be achieved via the combination of character & charisma; substance & style; knowledge & creativity, learning agility, professional/ life experiences, and recombinant professional capabilities.
All great leaders are continually looking for ways to take themselves and their people to become wiser and make more accomplishments: As far as leading change is concerned; there is a lot of crossover between change leadership and creativity. Leadership is to keep the digital tempo for creating the synergy. Effective leadership finds the leader and followers in the voluntary and productive overlap. We are what we continue thinking and doing. The revamping of the cultural systems is what most distinguishes the transformational leader from the transactional one,
Leadership is not about exercising power over others, but inspiring them to become leaders and to reach self-efficacy. Leadership is about trying to determine which competencies or capabilities should be used in which combination, and with what level of weight for each, for handling different situations, solving diverse problems. People need to keep their mind open and their energy high, to continue unleashing their full potential and reach the next level of professional fitness.
Leadership comes in all ages, forms, and styles. Leadership now becomes more open, interdisciplinary, influential and innovative. Moving leadership from one level to the next often takes genius factors, proficient knowledge, expertise, transcendent effort and continuous practices. Leadership is an influence, which can be made through leaders’ unique competency, fresh insight, and personalized leadership styles and practices.