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Leadership in Action: A New Lens on Mission and Vision by Robert A. Goldberg

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The Role of Leadership

Although there are several tools available that leaders can use in the creation of a future based on new values (for instance, future search conferences, open space, and other large-system change methodologies), these tools have an important common element: they each require organizational members to talk and listen to each other differently than they had before. Implicit in these methodologies are values of honoring others’ voices, sharing accountability and commitment to the success of the enterprise, and driving out the fear that is often an unfortunate by-product of hierarchy. Regardless of methodology, it is in the enactment of these values that the seeds of organizational transformation germinate. Thus, methodology ...

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