By John Worne
One thing the Specialist-Generalist – and especially the COO has to accept, is for us: the classic model of ‘Heroic’ leadership probably isn’t going to work.
In truth it probably doesn’t work well for anyone any more; but assuming you’re working with a CEO or another obvious ‘lead’ figure, then (as in the photo above) you often have to let them ‘take the beach’.
‘Post-heroic leadership’ is a more complicated and nuanced business. But the case, context and challenges are perfect set out by Hay Group here: