E-book: The fundamentals of Open Leadership
Our vision of leadership has evolved a lot over the past few years, transforming along with society, our world and our companies. We’re a long way from the unflinching strategist leader who needed to have the answer to everything in order to be taken seriously. Especially in these pandemic times where the ‘the element of surprise’ has reached new levels, leaders need to be comfortable with everything VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity).
Writing this e-book, the common denominator for all the characteristics listed below seemed to me to be extreme openness. Old school leaders had a closed mindset. They kept strategic information to themselves and stuck to the boundaries of their own company and sector. They saw dissent as a threat, feedback as an insult and the competition as villains.
But the best leaders of today are open to new ideas, to feedback, to help, to possibilities, to new connections, to learning (from failure), to risk, to the long term future and even to the entire world. In fact, what was once often perceived as weakness in leaders, has now unfolded to become their biggest strength.
Enjoy this nexxworks e-book with the learnings I gathered by following some of the world’s most successful leaders. You can download it below. 👇