Leading Edge #6: Gig leadership: taking turns at the tiller
Gig leadership is stepping in and out of the leadership role. It rotates and many people are involved and take an interim period at the helm – you step aside for the next person. The idea of short-term leadership is not new – but how does it actually work? Who do you invite to take a turn? What about accountability?
In the podcast, Bernd Vogel, Professor in Leadership and Director of Henley Centre for Leadership, explores why stepping in and out of the leadership role is a good thing, how does this work, and can everyone have a turn? You’ll also learn what Bernd has to say about:
- Transparency and trust
- Who are the winners?
- Expertise and knowledge – how to navigate the process
Bernd’s predictions for 2030
“We will democratise and liberate leadership development to reach this gig leadership and change the way we develop leaders to focus on the whole human being. There will be more learning in real settings. We will rethink and unlearn how we have done leadership development, look at how we develop the many.”
“If you look at the complexities and the challenges that businesses have, an individual might just be struggling to fulfil this role on his or her own. So then you might think, can I actually involve quite a few of those people around me in my network to do that, and here is where gig leadership starts.” – Bernd Vogel
About the host
Thomas Mason is a BBC reporter with a specialist interest in tech, business and politics. Thomas has a background as a project manager and marketing consultant, and also writes leadership and management articles for LinkedIn Influencers.
This recording was made between 28.02.20 and 05.03.20.