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Leadership in the digital age: growth through discomfort

Leaders today will face, from now on, a different challenge than those who came before them.

With the advent of the digital age and social media exposure, they now can be seen much more clearly than before. Leaders, until a few years ago, were manily composed of a name and a position with came along with its function and salary, making it seem as if the leader was a sort of unknown figure who oriented the companies direction. This form of “anonymous leadership” is slowly dissapearing.

Today, leaders now are much more exposed and have the possibility of having direct contact with their employees all around the company. A research shows that 76% of global executives consider the exposure of their CEOs online to be important, giving the position of the CEO a higher degree of accountability.


This all implies in taking a big step of the comfort zone. This higher degree of transparency and accountability will require a truly ethical conduct on behalf of CEOs, making the position less attractive to certain individuals who do not like the idea of having to link their personal image to certain decisions they make.

Such exposure will result in a certain openness of the CEO and the company on many different fronts such as consumer complaints, competing companies, shareholder pressure, etc.

In summary, the new age of leadership will be one in which the leaders ego will do him no little to no good. Positive exposure of his own image aligned with social media tools will force leaders to leave their comfort zone in order to conduct their bussiness in an ever so ethical manner, as the eyes of the world, and from those within the company, will be watching.


BASED ON: Harvard Business Review

Marshall Goldsmith on how to get results

In this short video, Marshall Goldsmith gives us insight on how to get results from your work, independente of which type of work you are doing.


The leadership deficit

A study done by APQC has shown that leadership is, overall, poorly developed and given little priority in many organizations.

The infographic below summarizes it causes as well as the best solution: train leadership capabilities in all employees.


Employee commitment and worklife

This infograph summarizes how the work life of employees is affect due to external factors such as work hour flexibility and lack of traning or guidance hinder their personal progress.


Leadership and young age: 10 ways young people can lead

Young age does not necessarily mean that you cannot be a leader. See here ten ways in which young people can build their leadership skills through time:



1. Prepare before you engage the work market

  • When in college, you can actively participate in leadership organizations to already exercise your leadership abilities.

2. Read ahead

  • Research and read about what it takes to be a good leader according to different authors.

3. Evaluate if the organization is right for you

  • Knowing the company culture of the companies you want to apply to is very important. This will be a great differential once it comes to fitting into the company.

4. Always be prepared to learn

  • Remember that you will always learn new things even as you get older, and now at a young age this is not an exception.

5. Know your strong points

  • This is key as it will guide you to the area in which you can work well in and thrive!

6. Always lend a helping hand

  • Always offer to assist tose around you.

7. Work and play by the rules of the game

  • Be honest, integral and have a strong character. This is essential to growing the leader inside you.

8. Networking

  • Get to know others as well as get others to know you!

9. Recognize others work

  • Give credit to those who have done their respective tasks. Recognize their efforts.

10. Network with superiors and create a mentoring relationship

  • Become visible to thos hierachically above and establish a mentoring relationship with superios with whom you have a strong affinity.


Based on: Forbes