21st Century Leadership: Are You Digging in the Right Place?

This article uses the lesson learned by Indiana Jones and his sidekick Sallah in the movie The Raiders of the Lost Arc.  If you remember the scene where they are looking for the Well of the Souls in which the Arc of the Covenant was buried, they discover that the rod used to mount the head piece was too long and that Bellah (the french archaeologist) was in fact digging in the wrong place.

I wanted to ask the question, when we think of leadership in the 21st Century are most organizations simply digging in the wrong place in light of the fact that the last two global leadership forecasts produced by DDI pronounce that leadership development is going nowhere fast.  By the way, I agree with them.  Perhaps we need to re conceive leadership in a different way when considering the complex, ever changing, information overloaded world in which we live.  What do you think?  http://bit.ly/uqpANl

 

About DrjohnD

Dr. John Dentico is a leadership development and simulation learning expert who speaks, writes, consults and trains 21st Century leaders. He is the founder of LeadSimm LLC a one-of-a-kind 21st Century leadership development and simulation learning company. With more than 30 years of experience in leadership, learning and simulation design and development, he is convinced that there is no problem too hard, no challenge too great, and no issue too complex that it cannot be solved by the collaborative actions of a focused group of committed people. For the past 17 years he has worked to create active learning, experientially based simulation learning opportunities for a variety of clients who are charged with overcoming some of the most intractable issues and challenges America faces. With his LeadSimm Leadership Development Simulation exercises he has powerfully demonstrated time and again that action breeds hope and that people working together as full partners fueled by a mutual mission, shared vision and common goals are a force to be reckoned with. He understands that the best way to learn leadership is to practice leadership in as close to the real world decision making environment as possible because then and only then will a potential leader learn how to create a "leadership dynamic", the real power of a 21st Century organization.
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