If you have not yet stumbled across the book The power of Pull – make sure to make a note to get you hands on a copy and READ it.
If you don’t believe me take a look at the article here in Forbes:
A few quotes :
Rather than using persuasion to get others to follow predefined programs, the new generation of leaders will use persuasion to help people more effectively draw out their own individual potential. The really effective leader will be one who can persuade emerging leaders to join forces toward common goals and develop faster than they could on their own
Leaders will no longer be defined by the number of followers they have, but rather by the number of other leaders they have cultivated and mobilized across institutional boundaries. That is a profound shift
The authors also have a blog at HBR where they have chunked the key points of the book into digestible size – read one entry before breakfast for a week and you will see things differently …