March 12, 2013 = Guardian Sustainable Business : Leadership Hub
Purpose, challenge, mastery and autonomy are all key to fostering a happy and productive workforce, says leadership advisor, Therese S Kinal.
...One of the problems is that many of us are still using out-dated management practices that were conceived decades ago. ... It's time to rethink management....
Sustainable businesses need to operate as living systems that are interconnected and interdependent, and capable of responding to constantly changing environments. The role of the leader is to inspire greatness, not control or manage through KPIs. Likewise, the approach to strategic innovation and problem solving is participatory, not top down. Co-creation, dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty, and non-hierarchical networks are all key to making this work.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/rethinking-management-sustainability