Leadership strategies change with the times. In my career, I’ve experienced everything from authoritarian, my-way-or-the-highway management to leaders who seek broad consensus on even the smallest of decisions.
In 2015, however, people crave leaders who exhibit humanity, those who can relate to workers as individuals with their own needs and priorities. They also prefer leaders who possess a vision for what might be – those who imagine how things could be done, rather than limiting their thinking by framing decisions in the context of what they already know or what has always been done. And people respect leaders who can clearly and logically convey why choices are made to enable company progress.
If this sounds like a new-fangled management philosophy, quite the opposite is true. The Greeks referred to these essential qualities as “ethos,” “pathos,” and “logos.” And it’s just these attributes that create trusted leaders. Read the full post at SAP Business Innovation Blog.