In today’s dynamic workplace, organizations need inspirational leadership and active management for optimal effectiveness. We need leaders to challenge the status quo, to inspire and to motivate. But moreover, we also require managers to assist in developing and maintaining a smoothly functioning workplace.
Still, they should also have strong leadership skills to maintain a positive work environment as well. Organizations provide their managers with legitimate authority to lead, but there is no assurance that they will lead. Managers are the de facto leader in their organization, but their mindset and qualities prevent some managers from becoming leaders.
To successfully navigate all the disruptions in today’s fiercely competitive world, we need a new generation of purpose-driven leaders who can inspire people to believe that the impossible is possible, to believe that they can achieve the unimaginable. We need leaders to stand up for their employees, to lead by example, and to create an environment that their employees love.