Today’s headlines are replete with words like “disruptor” and “reformer” in describing the behavior of high profile leaders.
But how does a leader prevent change from becoming chaos? Or reform from prompting revolt?
She needs to be a High Definition Leader (HD Leader) and surround herself with a top-flight team that also possesses HD Leader qualities and capabilities.
THE PAST AS PROLOGUE
I first discussed High Definition Leadership almost a decade ago when we were in the depths of the Great Recession. Back then most of my CEO and director clients faced unprecedented business and personnel challenges. Uncertainty and fear reigned amidst economic contraction and red ink.
I urged them to lead in “high definition” as a way of keeping their stakeholders engaged and focused during turbulent times.