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The New Leadership Literacies by Bob Johansen

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INTRODUCTION

Twisting Toward Distributed Everything

THE SHIFT FROM CENTRALIZED TO DISTRIBUTED ORGAnizations has already begun, but the current leadership literacy—inherited from large centralized organizations—isn’t ready for a future when anything that can be distributed will be distributed.

Centralized and decentralized organizations will give way to truly distributed organizations that have no center, grow from the edges, and cannot be controlled. Hierarchies will come and go in shape-shifting forms resembling a swirl. Rock-star leaders will be rare; networked leadership with strength and humility will work best. As centralized organizations become increasingly distributed, expect a cloudburst of disruption. In this future, leaders will see ...

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