Nelson Schwartz’s article in the NY Times portends the rise of the team oriented leader.
“Now, management experts and longtime watchers of corporate
“It’s someone who can assemble a team that functions as smoothly as a jazz sextet,”
The superstar leader is passé, the new paradigm is the leader who builds teams, who can assemble teams quickly. The successful restaurateur is one who has a team oriented perspective, who values the contributions from employees, who understands that customer advocacy is created when the all the aspects of the operations are executing cohesively. A restaurateur can not pontificate from on high and have his minions scurry about with any expectation that their restaurant will create advocacy.
Long live the Collaborative Leader!