Boundary Spanning Leadership for a Networked World

Businesses looking for future leaders need only look as far as the organization’s Gen Y employees. Now is the time to develop the leadership behaviors needed for strong bench strength.
- By Dave Desouza

Businesses are facing a whole menu of challenges, including increased competition, globalization of the workforce and marketplace, technology-inspired innovation, and accelerated change. In this environment the boundaries are murky at best because the organization is working across cultures and geographies where everyone is connected to everyone else. Traditional leadership practices were designed for a less volatile marketplace where change mostly occurred one at a time and was not so deeply impacted by cross-boundary influences. Leadership strategies must adapt to the reality of the new marketplace by developing capabilities suitable for directing and aligning organizational efforts across diverse boundaries to fulfill organizational vision and goals...

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