Leading in the 21st Century

Leading in the 21st Century

Six leaders share their vision of the leader of tomorrow.

Author(s): Dominic Barton, Andrew Grant, Michelle Horn

Publisher: McKinsey Quarterly

Date of publication: 2012

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Leadership is not what it used to be. This is what emerges from the interviews conducted by the authors of this article with six renowned leaders, including Carlos Ghosn, Ellen Kullman and Shimon Peres. All state that the conditions under which leadership is exercised have radically changed, if only in the past decade. At issue: the chronic uncertainty confronting us all. The experiences recounted in the first person shed instructive light on the topic.