Who is the future leader? One who asks the right questions or one who provides the right answers? A shepherd or a catalyst? The one in the driver’s seat or the navigator who sets the direction? Would a future leader be a financial architect, a social architect, or the green architect?
I often ask my people this question: What do you do if you are outdoors and it begins to rain? Run for cover? Find a bus shelter, an overbridge, or even a tree to protect yourself from getting wet? Or, do you stand your ground, instinctively change your game-plan and take delight at the sudden turn of events?
Tomorrow became a little distant from today in 2008. With the challenges facing businesses today–versus even six months ago–emerging leaders find little solace in the best practices that have worked so far. So what can help us cope with the challenges ahead? I have put together 10 mantras that might guide us ahead:
As time passes by, people and things change. Now, what if time passes by and people change, but things that should change, don’t?
Leadership has suffered from the ‘man on top’ syndrome for far too long. People have always looked up to seek counsel.