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Resonant leadership: a new kind of leadership for the digital age

Annie McKee (Co‐Chair and Managing Director and Richard Massimilian is a Senior Consultant, at the Teleos Leadership Institute, Philadelphia, USA.)
Dick Massimilian (Co‐Chair and Managing Director and Richard Massimilian is a Senior Consultant, at the Teleos Leadership Institute, Philadelphia, USA.)

Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Article publication date: 1 September 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

The authors contend that the current, intensive emphasis on short‐term results prevalent in much of corporate America unwittingly undercuts the ability of companies to achieve long‐term financial success. Given the “always on” nature of life for senior executives in the Digital Age, leaders find themselves subject to tremendous, ever‐increasing pressures and a perceived and/or real need to work harder and longer. The mental, physical and psychological toll extracted by these pressures over time leads to escalating personal sacrifice and ultimately, if unaddressed to the well‐known phenomenon known as “burnout”. Through recognizing what the authors refer to as the Cycle of Sacrifice and Renewal, executives can renew themselves using Mindfulness, Hope and Compassion. Through renewal, senior leaders can counteract the effects of work‐related pressures, perform at their best over the long‐term, and lead their organizations to sustained long‐term financial success.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors rely on research conducted by co‐author Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis as outlined extensively in their current book, Resonant Leadership.

Findings

The authors discuss the Cycle of Sacrifice and Renewal as well as Mindfulness, Hope and Compassion, defining each term, and explain the relevance of each to a leader committed to achieving sustained, long‐term performance.

Originality/value

The paper is relevant to current and aspiring leaders and to Human Resource executives interested in working with people to help them perform at their best.

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Citation

McKee, A. and Massimilian, D. (2006), "Resonant leadership: a new kind of leadership for the digital age", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 27 No. 5, pp. 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1108/02756660610692707

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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