With the workforce diversifying and expectations changing, the rate of advancement in technology accelerating and economical pressures, leaders need the capabilities to lead through such complexities.
Today’s CEO looks very different to 25 years ago. In the past, the Chief Executive would command their organisation like an army general. They made the decisions and those below them would carry out their instructions. Structures of organisations were typically hierarchical. Modern-day businesses are becoming flatter and more lattice-like in their structure. The result: increased complexity. This, coupled with a need to focus more on the behaviour and culture of the workforce, has given birth to a new type of CEO – one that listens to, and engages with, not just their team but with the wider network of stakeholders. This new breed of leader will become more and more common