The Art of Hybrid Leadership: A Holistic Approach
In today’s ever-changing workplace, hybrid leadership has become the new norm. But what exactly is hybrid leadership, and how can we approach it in the best way possible? In this podcast episode, John and Matthew discuss the importance of going back to the basics of leadership, which is a dynamic process whereby someone influences a group of individuals to reach a common goal.
Matthew stresses the need for identity and purpose in an organization, as well as identifying roles and tasks in a hybrid model. He also highlights the importance of agility and presence in leadership, as well as intentional and effective communication in a diverse workforce. With a hybrid workplace, the danger is isolation or disengagement, and leaders must find ways to create connections and enhance cohesiveness among their people.
Leadership is an art that requires good communication and clarity around expectations. Matthew’s approach to leadership is holistic, focusing on leading oneself, leading those around us, and leading in an organizational context. He encourages people to lead better, love better, and live better.
The traditional model of career paths that involve managing people may not be suitable for everyone. The changing nature of work may provide opportunities for people who wouldn’t have been considered good leaders in the past. However, there is still a lot of shifting to do in terms of finding a better model for promoting and compensating people based on their expertise and experience.
In conclusion, the essence of hybrid leadership is to create a culture of trust, communication, and accountability. It requires self-awareness, intentionality, presence, communication, and accountability in leadership. As we navigate the changing nature of work and organizations, let us reflect, assess, and adapt to build a better workplace for ourselves and those around us.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.