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Debunking the Superman Myth: Why New Leadership Development Models are Needed

Yesterday’s leadership theories, based on the search for mythical perfect leaders, are falling out of favor today. What goals should HR executives strive for in developing new leadership models?

On a HR Executives Dbriefs webcast, Debunking the Superman Myth: Why New Leadership Development Models are Needed held on July 24, 2013, Geoffrey Helt, senior manager and Bill Pelster, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discussed:

  • Drivers of the need for new leadership development models – jagged markets, need for strategic agility, seemingly endless uncertainty and instant obsolescence.
  • New leadership development strategies, including embracing leadership diversity, cultivating more resilient and adaptable leaders, thriving on disruptive innovation and being creatively abrasive.
  • Developing leadership models that address the paradoxes of logical and spiritual, process and creative, foundational and aspirational and operational and conceptual.  

Watch the Dbriefs webcast replay to learn about sustainable approaches to leadership development.

The following polling questions were conducted during the webcast:

When was the last time your organization revisited/refreshed its leadership development strategy?

In your opinion, what represents the greatest challenge for your organization's leaders?

Do you feel your company adequately prepares employees at all levels for leadership positions in today's disruptive environment?

Does your company train, reward and value leaders who embrace disruption by demonstrating risk, experimentation, innovation and collaboration?

Which of the following represents the biggest challenge for your organization today?

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