Got it? One headline, double meaning? Meaning number one: Its leadership that makes the change. Perfectly chiaro: Want change, need leaders. To point the way. To engage. To foster. To challenge, too. At times: To care. Perfectly important, perfectly not new. Enters meaning number two: Leadership herself is changing. The discipline. The art. How’s that? More than way pointing, fostering, challenging and all that, all of a sudden? Yeah. Leadership has to open up, widen herself, embrace the world in its spinning. No: Not still more travelling. That’s not at all what we’re talking about. We’re talking about whole new workscapes to shape. Whole new people to invite. In whole new ways. Whole new interaction to encourage. Whole new possibilities to usher in. Whole new rules and conditions to define. Whole new dangers to avoid, too. Whole new search (for leadership, but, much more than that, for meaning) to launch. Care to do it together?
// The task of leadership – as the task of thinking – is to help things happen; it’s worth is to be measured by it’s supporting people – and progress. That is to say: By it’s allowing people to do what they’re convinced of being right, and thus allowing progress to happen. //
// To lead is the act of clearing, the creating an ‘open space’ within which I can take ‘this-thing-here’ in terms of ‘that-possibility-there’. In fact, I must do so if I want to know anything in the world, and make anything happen. //