As Archimedes once said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”
How do you get more power into your lever? Simple. You have to be a stronger leader. But what, precisely, does that mean in today’s world? Not what it once did, that’s for certain. The modern era’s simpler information exchange, better communications, and increased mobility have altered perceptions of leadership in interesting ways.
Motivational expert Ken Blanchard points out, “In the past, a leader was a boss. Today’s leader must be a partner with their people. They can no longer lead solely based on positional power.”
I couldn’t agree more. Modern leaders can’t afford to be autocrats, because ...