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Bill Thomas is Managing Principal of Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. He is also Publisher and Director of the Leadership-Toolkit[TM], Awesome Leaders![TM] and Innovative Leadership Seminars![TM]. He trains and coaches clients in over 75 countries on various business, organizational leadership, innovative business practices, strategy and technology issues. He also writes papers and consults and lectures on the new models, skills and resources required for wealth creation by knowledge professionals and executives in the Imagination Age.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Beyond the Fifth Dimension - How Skilled Leaders Develop & Train People to be Innovative, Creative Evolutionary Leaders

You have probably seen definitions for the three traditional dimensions of leadership styles, to wit:
  1. Autocratic [bossy],
  2. Democratic [participative] and
  3. Delegative [free reign].

However there are other styles besides those three. These styles deal with the added dimensionality of leading, managing and working within a world which
  • Experiences ever-increasing complexity in its relations, assumptions and perceptions
  • Demands that everyone become more creative and innovative in their thinking
  • Views the forces of evolution as being more preferable to the influence of revolution
I believe these other styles are more congruent with the challenges of today's knowledge-based economy - that means those styles enable leaders to:
  • Establish more pliable and flexible networks
  • Manage the intensely dynamic nature of today's relationships and technologies
  • Strengthen the connectedness and competence of various alliances, joint ventures and partnerships.

In a word, these other styles expand the dimensions of the leader's mission to:

    - Assemble disparate knowledge assets into newer, more appropriate and sensible configurations,
    - Connect diverse resource pools with human capital components [that is, social, intellectual, production and developmental capital];
    - Empower organized efforts to process, digest and master the forces of ever-changing scenarios.

Have you learned how to lead a creative, innovative, evolutionary organization yet? Transform yourself into an innovative leader today!


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