“Physical proximity between leaders and employees isn’t always feasible.
But mental or emotional proximity is essential.”
HBR Magazine, June 2012
We’ve been saying it for years, and so it’s delightful to see that some of the heavy hitters out there are saying it now, too. The corporate landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, requiring a radically new style of management; in blue chips and start ups alike. In this HBR article by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, the two Harvard authors explain why this shift in leadership style is required, and how to best implement it. Well worth a read but, if you don’t have time for the full 6 pages, here’s the chart these two gentlemen created, explaining the highlights:
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