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Characteristics of Future Leaders

Go to YouTube and view Harvard Professor Linda Hill's interview with Harvard Editor Richard Hemp and answwe the following

What are the attributes of tomorrow's leaders, according to Linda Hill?

What does she mean by creating the context where people are willing to be led?

How is her view of leadership and power consistent with the Dynamic Interdependent Approach to power? Give examples.

Do you think Professor's Hill's approach is valid in today's global environment? Why?

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What are the attributes of tomorrow's leaders, according to Linda Hill?

According to Linda Hill, attributes of tomorrow's leaders are the ability to lead from behind, by creating an environment where others can develop as leaders and innovators. Hill's idea is taken from her work with Nelson Mandella in South Africa. The leader of tomorrow should be able to step back and create an environment where everyone is able to flourish.
Being able to balance the difference tensions between teams and within teams is also a necessary attribute, to achieve organizational goals.

What does she mean by creating the context where people are willing to be led?

Creating the context where people are willing to be led means tapping into the creativity and abilities of a collective group. In involves creating a web of interdependency, where an inclusive, collaborative environment is established. This means that everyone in the context contributes ...

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The solution provides an explanation of the characteristics Linda Hill believes are necessary,to become a leader in today's society.

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