Recently, the Harvard Business Review said something that has profound implications for leaders and coaches all over the world…
“Rapid, constant, and disruptive change is now the norm, and what succeeded in the past is no longer a guide to what will succeed in the future. Twenty-first-century managers simply don’t (and can’t!) have all the right answers. To cope with this new reality, companies are moving away from traditional command-and-control practices and toward something very different.. The role of the manager, in short, is becoming that of a Coach.” -Harvard Business Review
What Harvard is saying here closely echoes my own experience of what really works in today’s uncertain world.
Because VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity - is increasing every day, the #1 leadership skill right now has nothing to do with “command-and-control” leadership.
Old-school leadership simply doesn’t work anymore!
The world has become too complex for any leader to “know all the answers”.
Today’s top leaders don’t win by trying to give people the answers… they win by Coaching their teams and clients to find the answers.
This is why the most valuable leadership skill in the world today is Coaching.
And as our world becomes even more complex, the skill of Coaching will become more and more valuable with every passing day!
However, not all Coaching Systems are created equal.
You need to learn the right Coaching System if you want to dominate and win in our high-VUCA world.