The 2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting had a discussion session titled “Leadership Models Across Generations.” The purpose of this discussion was to identify “what leadership traits inspire and engage both younger and experienced generations.“
It concluded with the following observations:
The fundamentals of leadership have not changed; yet technology and new generations have transformed the context and style of leadership.
Modern leaders will succeed if they can harness the power of younger generations, while managing the generational divide.
So, while the key aspects of leadership – like setting a vision, determining objectives and measuring outcomes – seem to be timeless, the particulars associated with exhibiting leadership qualities are shaped by the time and place in which they need to be demonstrated.
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