Paradigm shift in leadership

Leadership

Paradigm shift in leadership

Leading a team today involves the consideration of a broader range of aspects than before. In fact, there has actually been a paradigm shift. In the past, managers primarily led employees by virtue of their greater knowledge. Nowadays, employees have a higher level of expertise and, regardless of the sector, business complexity is steadily increasing due to globalisation and digitalisation. Today, the role of a supervisor is essentially to remove obstacles, to create space, and to provide support whenever necessary.

Develop employees, create flexibility and provide support

For today’s executives, a key success factor is the ability to sustainably motivate all employees as part of the value creation process. This also includes continuous employee development. So the key question is: "How can I move my team and my organisation forward through my work as a leader?" Leadership no longer means "governing", but effective management of risk and uncertainty. This requires courage and self-confidence. It is also important to be able to delegate and to communicate transparently, to be able to give, and accept, feedback. Communication and openness to change play a central role here, and this kind of leadership requires constant self-reflection. This change of perspective is an essential prerequisite for professional success, especially in this age of digital transformation.