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What it takes to be a great leader

Enjoyed this TED Talk:
What it takes to be a great leader by Roselinde Torres

What makes a great leader today?

Problem: The leadership development programs that are based on success models for a world that was, not a world that is or that is coming.
Question: Why are the leadership gaps widening when there’s so much more investment in leadership development?

What makes a great leader in the 21st century?

  1. Where are you looking to anticipate the next change to your business model or your life?
    • Answer in Calendar.
    • Who are you spending time with?
    • On what topics? Where are you traveling?
    • What are you reading?
  2. What is the diversity measure of your personal and professional stakeholder network?
    • Your capacity to develop relationships with people that are very different than you.
    • Great leaders understand that having a more diverse network is a source of pattern identification at greater levels
    • You have people that are thinking differently than you are
  3. Are you courageous enough to abandon a practice that has made you successful in the past?
    • Go along to get along
    • Great leaders dare to be different
    • Great leaders don’t just talk about risk-taking, they actually do it
    • Great leaders think differently and are willing to join you in taking a courageous leap
  4. These are people preparing themselves not for the comfortable predictability of yesterday but also for the realities of today
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