Safe zones allow the dragonfly larva to metamorphize and fulfill its purpose. The mature dragonfly with its multiple eyes ensures that it can continue to "see" the multi-faceted nature of the issues which it encounters. Lastly, its flying agility enables it to map the environ- ment and the interconnectedness of its parts. These are the key leadership skills which are needed to work through an increasingly rapid-changing business environment.
FOSTERING A NOVEL APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP FROM THE NETWORK PERSPECTIVE REQUIRES FUNDAMENTAL SHIFTS FROM THE LONG-ESTABLISHED AND CLASSICAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICE.
The design of traditional leadership development programs has been to provide a space and opportunity for individuals to reflect upon their lead- ership strengths and weaknesses away from the day-to-day business pressures. Typically the individuals who attend such leadership development sessions are pre-selected based upon their pre- vious performance and future promise to the organization. THE NEW LEADERSHIP PARADIGM FOCUSSES ON THE LEVEL OF THE NETWORK
How can this kind of NETWORK LEADERSHIP be promoted?
A selection process for emergent leaders based on the network dynamics in an organization is fundamental Leadership development practices which are based not only on skill development but also network awareness
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