New Leaders now even easier to find
There is a widespread consensus amongst people in business that the future can't be an extrapolation of the past. There is a sense that the pace of business, the market dynamics, the end-of-distance of the internet era and the constant shaking up of traditional 'rules of the game', make organisational life today complex, often unpredictable, volatile, high risk and at the same time full of opportunities never dreamt of before. However, companies are by and large still hooked on the old sets of skills and competences that worked well in the past. There is a clear disconnect between the sense that business today (the 'current-future') is very different from the past and the types of people and skills that companies are still looking for when recruiting or training people within the organisation.
"We don't need 'more of the same'. Playing safe and continuing to look for people with conventional skills and a proven track record is just a self-perpetuating way of producing 'moderate' success," says Herrero. "To create a quantum leap in success, we need a fresh new look on things. Companies today need an internal engine of people who think and behave differently."
In 2007, Leandro Herrero published his book, New Leaders Wanted - Now Hiring! 12 kinds of people you must find, seduce, hire and create a job for, to explore these new mental models and new skills that together have the power to create the conditions for success in the modern organisation. The book maps 12 kinds of unconventional - by old standards - people who can make all the difference in today's organisations. These are people who have abilities that have perhaps been considered secondary in the past, but who can literally 'make or break' the success of a company today.
The book is available in paperback from amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, meetingminds and many other (online) retailers.
Now, it's even easier to find your New Leaders, as the book is now also available in Adobe Ebook format from the following online retailers:
Powells - Diesel ebooks - Ebooks About Everything - Booksonboard - Ebookmall
You can read more about the book here.
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