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The Elephant in the Boardroom by Edgar Papke

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Chapter 1WHAT WE EXPECT OF GREAT LEADERS

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The world we have created continues to evolve at an increasing pace. During the past century, the psychological effect of the spiraling rate of change on virtually every human being is dizzying. As we speed toward a future full of increasingly difficult challenges, the result is a world that continues to become more complex.

In order to keep pace with this increased complexity, we have created more intricate and demanding expectations for leaders. We have not only set the bar higher for leaders to be successful, but we have also created myriad complex hoops for them to jump through.

During the past several ...

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