The Digital Age has impacted corporate leadership . . .
Recent and dynamic forces have forever changed the relationship between executive leadership, employees, and customers.
Archaic leadership might lose status and position.
New and dynamic individuals are making their mark on international business
They often have horizontally-thinking, synergistic personalities
Companies are creating employee-based social networks . . .
. . . Allowing interaction, commentary, and feedback
Consumers are influencing commerce through communicating anything - from product origin to delivery.
Leader Lesson #1: Create Value in the Company
Leadership Styles: Four Basic Types
Offers goals and direction, but little participation.The Commander
Lets employees know where the company is headed, but offers little innovation.The Communicator
Works with customer and employees to empower and enable.The Collaborator
This style is at the heart of network companies where value is shared by the company participants, such as Uber.The Co-Creator
ON ALL LEVELSLeader Lesson #2 : Maintain Employee Interaction . . .
. . . And across all groups
A Newer Model
Strive to be different . . .
95% of Companies are not ideal networksHave the courage to swim the other way . . .
Query them discreetly - right after the new business model has been implemented. This will ensure objective feedback.Customer Surveys:
Raise the company consciousness . . .
Focus on creating value, not just the bottom line
Create an Ideal Vision for the company . . .
The Digital Age may be challenging . . .
. . . But it could be a rewarding and wonderful experience.