Leading from the back

As I was reading this HBR article about the ‘modern’ interpretation of being a leader – ‘The leader as coach‘ – when I saw that Graham Brown-Martin had also just shared it, using this quote as the focus for his share:

“Twenty-first-century managers simply don’t (and can’t!) have all the right answers. To cope with this new reality, companies are moving away from traditional command-and-control practices and toward something very different: a model in which managers give support and guidance rather than instructions, and employees learn how to adapt to constantly changing environments in ways that unleash fresh energy, innovation, and commitment.”

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