To develop leaders, we first need to understand their developmental stages and acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses. Reactive leaders are caring and are also better managers. They exhibit patriarchal or matriarchal characteristics. However, since they make decisions on their own, they often make rash decisions. Fail to see clients as individuals and protects the status quo. According to Anderson & Adams, 2015, most transformation and major change initiatives cannot be sustained because leaders operating from a reactive mind cannot replicate creative practices and structures on their own. Figure 10.13 shows that to keep up with the dynamic business environment, responsive leaders need to shift their way of thinking, and also their point of view. The manager in my previous organization, for instance, started being client-focused instead of performing for the stakeholders. Similarly, she also implemented research and evaluation and long-term decision making instead of making haste choices.
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