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Organization 21C: Someday All Organizations Will Lead This Way by Subir Chowdhury

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World-Class Leadership Means World-Class Teams

According to the role held by each leader and the demands faced by the individual in that role, research shows continuously attempting to resolve tension is an everyday reality. Today's organizations face so many issues and have an order of complexity such that the single leader concept has given way to team-based leadership. The need for team, or more specifically, cadre-based leadership, was not a requirement in the post-World War II era, a period where the level of production could not meet consumer expectation. The single individual directing resources in a growth economy fostered the image of the hero/heroine leader.

However, by the 1970s, the cycle had turned. Markets began to experience an ...

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