Author Archives: Mitch McCrimmon

Feature Article: Reframing Leadership for a Postmodern Age

March 2007 / Feature Articles

McCrimmon photoLeadership needs to be reframed for a digital, postmodern age. The world is losing its static and hierarchical character. Life is now more dynamic, chaotic; final authorities have vanished. Leadership used to be hierarchical, associated with the power to dominate a group. This is biologically primitive because it occurs throughout much of the higher animal world. Our conventional image of leadership is also riddled with paternalism. A good leader, someone who protects, develops and inspires us