TILP25: How 4.0 Leaders Work with Others Who Have a 2.0 Mindset
Building on the current era of Industry 4.0 and Web 4.0, we frequently talk about 4.0 Leaders. This is a leader who has the skills to navigate the demands of this 4.0 era. Because we are really evolving from many years of productivity and production, we refer to this era and time period of leadership as the 2.0 leader. Really the topic of leadership training and development was largely birthed during this time of the Second Industrial Revolution, which is why we say Leadership 2.0. The skills of the leaders at this time we about directing, orchestrating and being in charge. While there was a period of time where leaders have begun to embrace servant leadership, followership, the importance of the team, etc. (leadership 3.0), we are already tipping into leadership 4.0 which is a time that requires leaders to be must more flexible and curious. Progressive leaders understand these skills are essential, however in our work cultures often work places and many leaders are still very entrenched in the 2.0 leadership model. It creates conflict and frustration. How do you navigate? Do you lower your standards, conform, regress, not care, quit? How do you lead well when others don’t see the same thing you do? That is the topic for today’s podcast. Listen in and share your thoughts on how changing times require us to lead differently.