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Paradoxical Leadership
Chloe Xu, Australia, Premium Member
An interesting recent article on dialectics argues that good leaders should not focus so much on being consistent in their decision making, sticking to their commitments, and remaining on message. The current dynamic business environment requires leaders to embrace 'Paradoxical Leadership', and maintain a dynamic equilibrium in their organizations. WHAT IS PARADOXICAL LEADERSHIP? Paradoxical leadership is a leadership approach that focuses on purposefully and confidently embracing the paradoxes (or complexities) of business instead of being consistent. It requires leaders to: a) Become consistently inconsistent and focus on managing that inconsistency. b) View resources in a different lens and work hard to grow the ‘pie’. c) Be emotionally and cognitively open to the new and develop strategies of coping with ambiguity. HOW TO BECOME A PARADOXICAL LEADER? Shifting to paradoxical leadership is challenging and time consuming. The roles and responsibilities of senior executives (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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