According to Wikipedia, Web 2.0:
refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design, that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.
I think that a similar paradigm shift has occurred in our understanding of leadership. Our interaction with the Web and the expectations it creates have shaped what we expect from our leaders.
Therefore, if leaders are going to be effective with the current generation of Internet-savvy web-users, they must shift their leadership style. I call this Leadership 2.0. Here’s how it compares to Leadership 1.0:
I love how technology has started to bring a bit a revolution to the paradigm of leadership. In this guest post on the Catalyst blog, Michael Hyatt discusses some of the main points which include:
* Embracing change
* Demonstrating transparency
* Celebrating dialogue
* Encouraging collaboration
* Practices sharing
* Welcomes engagement
* Builds community
Read the article and think about the organizations or leaders today that you admire and want to follow. Do they exhibit Leadership 1.0 or 2.0 characteristics? Which would you prefer to be?