Facilitating Leadership!

Historically, “leadership” has largely been considered a top-down function. Leaders were masters of their crafts that doled out their knowledge over time to eager apprentices aspiring to gain wisdom. Enter the “Knowledge Worker.”

Peter Drucker presented a very simple definition:

“Knowledge Workers are people who know more about what they are doing than their boss does.”

Fundamentally, the ever-increasing presence of the Knowledge Worker threatens to render our traditional assumptions about top-down leadership obsolete. It also presents challenges to modern-day leaders that their counterparts in years gone by were not called to address:

“How do you help your team members achieve their goals when you – as a leader – are not an expert on the topic?