Over the last 35 years, many aspects of the working world have been transformed. As the world of work has evolved and become more sophisticated, so have the skills and attributes we look for in our figureheads. Norman Broadbent’s Nick Behan, describes this shift as the difference between “The skills of management and the art of Leadership”, pointing out that “They stand for very different things”.
In the 20th century most teams, departments, and organisations were headed by ‘Managers’. Their role was to ensure the work got done, and stylistically they relied on a very hierarchical structure to achieve this. They led their people through managing a process, and command/control underpinned most organisational cultures. Under this regime, employees lacked autonomy and the secret of success was to “Keep your head down and do what you are told”.
Norman Broadbent plc (LON:NBB) is a leading Professional Services firm offering five interrelated Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services: Board & Leadership/Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive level Recruitment solutions.