Article by Pierre du Plessis
Leading without 'authority'. The days of hierarchies and traditional leverage like salaries and vacation time are dead or dying.
The world of work has phenomenally shifted in the past decade. Today we have to deal with work swarms, solopreneurs, freelancers, remote workers, and millenials that quit to take a year sabbatical to find themselves in the outer reaches of Mongolia.
'Authority' as we remember it, or at least some of us, is a thing of the past. Today's workers want more than money, they need meaning, and crave community in place of colleagues.
How to lead in such a world is the question. Leadership is necessary if you want to go somewhere and even with the rise of the robots you still need people to help you get there. The unfortunate truth is the usual levers just don't work anymore, and to be frank, they sucked to begin with. So what to do?
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