We live in some pretty turbulent times. Think Brexit, fleeing refugees, bombing all over the world... It's pretty scary out there.
No wonder then that there's a crisis of leadership that's been going on for years. You want evidence? I've got it for you: the latest annual Leadership Communication Monitor by Ketchum is out and reveals for the fifth year in a row that "a low-trust, high-expectation gap is the new normal for leaders and leadership concerns have a direct, sizable impact on both bottom-line and political outcomes."
It's the fourth time I'm covering the KLCM research.
In 2013, leaders were too stubborn to start embracing change, new media and the digital reality.
In 2014, the need for a new style of leadership arose – a feminine one.
In 2015, the era of title-less, shared leadership at the speed of now began, where not just CEOs, but anyone in the organisation can be a leader.
In 2016, a worrying picture of lack of political leadership and some serious blocking barriers to equal corporate leadership arises.