As a leader, the last thing you want is to be out –of-date, Antiquated, no longer able to really make a difference. Ron Edmondson share some characteristics of an “Antiquated Leader.” Do you recognize yourself in any of these?
Originally posted by Ron Edmondson
What’s important in leadership has changed from when I entered the field of leadership.
Have you noticed?
Leadership principles and practices have had to change because organizations and people have changed.
The fact is many leaders who are in senior positions these days developed their leadership style in another generation. This has produced a plethora of what I call antiquated leaders.
Antiquated leaders create tension in many organizations, including many churches today.
Perhaps you’ve worked for (or even been – or even are) an antiquated leader.
Here are some characteristics:
1. Keeps people in a box.
People won’t stick around in a box these days. They demand opportunities for growth. There was once a day when you could pay a decent wage and, through policies and rules, control an employee’s actions. This is not true anymore.
2. Controls information.
Information is king, and these days people have information available to them in the palm of their hands — literally. Today’s leaders must be free with transparent and current information — including what’s stirring in the leader’s mind and where the organization is going.
3. Enforces a waiting period on young leaders.
Young leaders today want an opportunity to explore, take risks, and make an impact in the world — NOW — TODAY. Successful leaders learn to tap into this energy. Keeping young leaders at a distance won’t work anymore.
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