Leadership – the new paradigm

I just read this article at Nilofer blog:

“Leaders are not what many people think–people with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see whether anyone is following them. “Leadership qualities” are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. The include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, determination, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head even when things are going badly. This is the opposite of the “charisma” that we hear so much about.”

In a post by Caterine Fake, the Internet Entrepreneur behind Flickr and Etsy, on ‘make things’. It made the rounds, and could very well be a rallying cry to all entrepreneurs to focus on creating things that matter, rather than valuations and terms sheets and exit strategies. Let us hope.”

Nevertheless I had always been the adventurous taking risks, trying new things, aiming new life experiences, dreaming higher, going further than most of my friends I am currently described as a strong independent ambitious gal but never as a leader… this article has made thing about it…

Are we facing a new Leadership paradigm? In a time where nothing is certain anymore what is leadership?

 

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About Paula Cristina

Innovation junkie. Marketing, Social Media, technology and gadgets enthusiastic. Currently Freelancing in Marketing Strategy and Digital Contents. Coordinator for Partnership and Projects at European Young Innovators Forum (www.eyif.eu)

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