In a world of work that is undergoing profound change and giving rise to new managerial expectations, particularly on the part of the younger generations, companies need to be able to rely on so-called "inspirational" leaders as a key to retaining talent and therefore boosting performance.
But what is an Inspirational Leader? Happy Men & Women Share More sets out to explore this concept, which is proving to be particularly critical in the context of gender diversity policies and women's access to positions of responsibility. Indeed, over and above the day-to-day ability to get the best out of teams, what is at stake is also the ability to inspire those who have the skills and desire to take on management and executive responsibilities in their own right.
I will look at three dimensions of inspirational leadership in turn:
· The first, of course, is the leader's personal qualities.
· The second, and this is a topical one, has to do with a certain relationship to work, culturally supported by the company.
· The third, which cannot be ignored, has to do with the aims of the collective effort