The gist of the study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung:
The Web and its culture have two profound and paradoxical implications for leadership:
- on the one hand, effective approaches to leadership within all sectors are increasingly constrained by the need to accommodate conditions enabled by the Web—such as great ease of connecting, dramatically lower costs of collaboration, and transparency;
- on the other hand, the Web offers those who would exercise leadership—inside or outside organizations and traditional sectors—possibilities for impact going beyond what was previously feasible.
The combined implication offers:
- strong payoffs for leadership that is free from the expectation of or need for maintaining control and avoiding failure [this in my eyes is THE INSIGHT]
A very personal note: