Let’s Talk - Anesu Mandisodza
My name is Anesu Mandisodza. I'm an associate principal at Korn Ferry and I've been with the firm for about 8 years now.
What is the new work of leadership?
We keep hearing that the casualties of this new way of working are going to be culture, collaboration, and connection and to address this, you really need to be creative in building and sustaining those elements. Like [for] me, it'll mean revisiting how you use your time, how people in your organization interact, and how you leverage technology.
Put aside your ego, accept who you are, and show up authentically.
As the world continues to shift in ways that we cannot predict, and boy is it shifting, those are the qualities that enable you as a leader to put aside your ego, accept who you are, and show up authentically and that's what people desperately need from you in times of uncertainty and chaos.
Are you creating a culture and environment that really enables people to shine?
Your new work as a leader is really harnessing the potential of the collective, you know, are you creating a culture and environment that really enables people to shine?
So, your question for you is, how do you bring people together? Put a challenge in front of them and then get out of their way.
You need to throw out the old playbook.
I think that you as a leader need to throw out the old playbook. You know, we often say, what got you here won't get you there. Now, it seems as if what got you through yesterday won't get you through tomorrow and increasingly, leadership is about you being present enough to pick up on the subtleties.