I am always on the look out for new ideas in leadership and Emmanual Gobillot’s book strikes a chord. In Leadershift he provides a useful insight into four societal trends that are flipping leadership on its head. That’s the DEAD bit.
- Demographic – we are now leading people we have little in common with, often from really different generations.
- Expertise – this is coming from all over the place. Mass collaboration, crowdsourcing, you name it, it’s all up for grabs.
- Attention – all that noise. It’s harder to get people’s attention and reasons for working, and ways of working, are changing.
- Democracy – this is the big one. Leaders have little direct control over their resources, and the way we feel about organisations changes, routinely. God bless you BP!
I think we may need some new business models and to work out ways for organisations to create their own information space. The book is called: Leadershift: Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Mass Collaboration. Kogan Page (2009).