How do you lead an organization in a time of change?
The new leadership challenge: Leading into the unknown.
Leading organisations through change has become the norm and the concept of steady state for any organisation is probably no longer a meaningful aspiration. The sheer scale and pace of change, together with its highly unpredictable direction, has created an entirely new challenge – that of leading into the unknown.
The radical implication of this is that it calls into question not only the key qualities of leadership but also the specific actions that leaders should prioritise. Wendy Brooks of Hemsley Fraser highlights six qualities that leaders need and seven priorities for action in these times of change.