Retired Gen. Stan McChrystal, a fellow West Point graduate, suggests in his book “Leadership: Myth and Reality” that different environments will require different leaders. Similarly, Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey in their Situational Leadership Model point out that leaders should change their leadership approach to be more or less directive, and more or less supportive, based on the situation.
Effective leadership in the context of this new normal matters more than ever. A.G. Lafley, the retired chairman, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble, said, “The scarcest resource in the world today is leadership — leadership capable of continuously transforming organizations to win in tomorrow’s fast-changing and increasingly more competitive world.”
Source: Leadership during the new normal: The importance of purpose and values