In the vast ocean of leadership literature, a new book has emerged that dares to sail uncharted waters.
The author, an ex-CEO, has crafted an authentic narrative that will make you reflect, ask questions, and challenge your own leadership style. It is not only an invitation to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, but it also shows you the way in a very concrete and human way. So dear leader, are you ready to turn the page and begin this journey?
Challenging Traditional Leadership Models
We all understand that to guide our organizations through the complex landscape of the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambigue) and now BAMI (Brittle, Anxious, Multifaceted, Interconnected) world, we need to adopt innovative ways of leading.
We understand the arguments that the traditional command and control style of leadership in a hierarchical structure where the leader is seen as an authority figure with the final say in any workplace decision is not adapted to today’s fast changing and unpredictable world. This said, a lot of us have been confronted most of our careers with traditional leaders. We have seen them in action, learned from them, and even imitated them. They were successful.
Personal Transformation: The Key to New Leadership
Precisely because we have been experiencing traditional leadership, it is difficult to imagine what it means to be a servant, a participative leader, or an adaptive leader.
This is why this book is so powerful. It does not only question the traditional leadership styles as a purely intellectual exercise. Because it is a novel, it delves into the details, the emotions, the motives, the fears, and the joys of the personal transformation that these new ways of leadership require. By exploring leadership that goes beyond what is visible to the naked eye, the narrative helps us imagine what it can mean for us and what it takes to become a ‘new leader’.
The book in question is none other than “The Eagle That Drank Hummingbird Nectar” by Aneace Haddad