The traditional “hero” model of leadership may have worked before, but it is broken. In a VUCA world, deference is no longer a given.
Business can feel defensive, and traditional leadership models encourage leaders to keep distance between themselves and their employees. Our cultural idea of “professionalism” puts a wall between the self we bring to work and our authentic self, and it encourages others to do the same. However, in order to get the most out of people – their creativity, their engagement, their purpose – they need to be encouraged to bring in their whole self.
How can embracing your vulnerability make you a better leader? Read our whitepaper from CEO Stuart Mackenzie from the learning and development blog.