The Boss is Dead: The Future of Leadership and Its Implications for OD
21 April 2015, 8:45am CT
Between peer-to-peer leadership, networked organizations, greater diversity, and the demands of Millennials, the traditional organizational hierarchy is no longer obsolescing; it is dead—and the concept of the "boss" is dying with it. What model(s) of leadership will take its place? In this keynote, Judith Katz and Fred Miller will discuss the latest paradigms emerging in their client systems. Participants will hear how these new models of leadership will energize the future of organizations, and how we as OD practitioners can support our clients in leaping from last century's practices to future models. The session will feature a case example from a company known for its progressive approach, which is retooling the structure of its leadership, teams, and work to maximize accountability, ownership, performance, contribution, learning, and joy, and will also include discussion of the need to create community both inside and outside of organizations.