What Today's Workplace Needs Its Leaders To Do


Dean Prebble

Howard Frederick



"Effective leaders are those whose group members, feel their needs are getting satisfied and the leaders themselves feel they are getting their own needs met."

Today’s organisation requires radically different leadership skills to survive in the rapidly changing global economy. The rapidly changing marketplace, increased global competition, and leaner organisational structures require radically different skills and attributes from all individuals in the workplace.




Organisational leaders must make their organisations more flexible, responsive, and adaptive. To do so they must:

→ Foster an environment which is conducive to learning, self renewal and self-leadership

→ Create an appetite and agility for continuous change, create a culture of creative dissatisfaction, and encourage intrapreneurship  >>>

→ View every organisational member as a source of valuable ideas

→ Share their expertise as well as their mistakes freely with others  >>>

→ Demonstrate a high level of patience and tolerance for ambiguity

Share power and decision-making with others throughout the organisation

→ Demonstrate commitment to their own learning

→ Have a strong sense of purpose for themselves and the organisation

→ Be willing to share important organisational information at all levels

→ Encourage relationships and the building of networks

→ Demonstrate courage and inspire and energize others through their own actions

Be empathetic, respond to both spoken and unspoken needs of others in the organisation

→ Have high personal and professional standards.