What does leadership mean in the 21st century?

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Virgin’s online magazine Unite is a great source for new insights on innovation. In a recent article on the relevance for leadership the editorial team of Ashoka, a social platform for entrepreneurs, explains how  Social Media has shaped the perception of leadership in the 21st century. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and their lesser cousins have shown that if your average 21st century citizen is given the tools to connect and the freedom to create, they will do so with enthusiasm, and often with an originality that blindsides the so-called creative industries.

The result is a growing awareness from those who think about business structures for a living, that good leadership is no longer about ‘taking charge’ or imposing a strategic vision but about creating the platforms that allow others to flourish and create.

You can read the full article here.

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