It’s undeniable that you now work in a networked environment – whether socially, or “to get the job done,” you have those people in your network that you go to more often than others, and those “go to” people are the hubs that connect a great many people. Leaders need to know not only who their hubs are, but how those hubs are enabling or limiting their people network. Are those hubs energetically uplifting and engaging the rest of the network? Do they fuel performance and raise the abilities of others? Or are they toxic, bottlenecking or even wasting the energy, effort and capability of the people they connect with? As the leader, how are you leading those hubs?
Are we on Leadership 2.0? 3.0? 17.0?
Leadership must evolve to embrace new dynamics, focusing on engagement and buy-in – creating dialogue, stirring up participation, and driving people to focused, purposeful action.
The “newest leadership” evolution brings seven new critical success factors, identified by Luke Iorio of iPEC, to the forefront.