Leaders are no longer remote figures seen only in the news. They are real people who people can reach out to. The key skill of a modern leader is the ability to have conversations in real time.
Today’s leaders are like anyone else but they lead cooler lives. They are thinking of new ideas. They also make mistakes. That is a relief, because that is what makes them real. People enjoy seeing leaders who can engage a variety of stakeholders and have the ability to be challenged. That shows people that they are secure enough not to hide behind scripted responses.
Leadership is all about real people having real conversations in real time.