To lead is to accompany
As more and more people have access to media and various communication channels, we realize that leaders at the top do not necessarily hold all the power anymore.
Although I am not in favor of cancel culture, this phenomenon reveals how people, in general, are discovering that we have the power to put down leaders and influencers.
Maybe the most appropriate kind of leadership in today’s context is a leader who accompanies rather than a leader who dictates. “Leading with” rather than “leading at the top”.
This is a very tricky dance because such leaders cannot afford to be distant, yet they should be able to see far enough, conjure a vision, and inspire a team.
How can we develop future business leaders who are of this kind?
Mark 3:13-19. “… that they might be with him and he might send them forth…”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-020: JANUARY 20, 2023]