Leadership… Has Changed for the Better
Since May 1st, we at Switch and Shift have been honored to feature an amazing group of bloggers in our “New Leadership in the New Economy: Diversity Matters” series. After over 30 posts, there is no doubt:
Leadership has changed, for the better.
We’re more diverse. We listen better. We learn faster. We’re far more social; we embrace communication and engagement. Regardless of age, experience level, gender, race, sexual orientation or religion… We lead.
Along the way:
- Irene Becker reminded us that “leadership starts with our ability to imagine, inspire, innovate and communicate forward”
- Jenny Fukumoto taught us to celebrate the Millennial overachiever and leader
- Josh Allan Dykstra eloquently wrote that “leveraging diversity isn’t really about all the ‘different people’ around you as much as it’s about you—and the way you see those people”
- Rich Berens pointed out that leadership credibility begins with ownership, authenticity and collaboration
- Deb Scofield shared that many of her heroes are Millennial leaders, in part because their “focus is on others, not on themselves”
If you haven’t yet had a chance to read the posts that, combined, became an amazing look at new leadership, we encourage you to look at the most-read, most-shared posts from the series:
- Not a Born Leader? So What! by Dr. Janice Presser
- Dear Enterprise Leaders, You’re Screwed (Here’s Why) by Ted Coine
- 3 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn from Gen Y by Shawn Murphy
- A Gen Y Definition of Leadership by Jason Repovs
- Leadership is a Social Business by Lisa Shelley
We want to sincerely thank the contributors to the “New Leadership” series as well as those who read, commented and shared. It has been our pleasure to host such amazing thought leaders and learners!
Please join us June 18th through June 30th for our next blogging series, where we’ll discuss the trend of women leaving leadership positions before making an impact in upper-management.
Art by: ElmoFreak