Developing T-Shaped Leaders

photo of a person with arms outstretchedIn this short video, Swee Cheang Lim of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science describes a new generation of leaders that will need to possess strong business acumen and people skills (the horizontal) along with their discipline competence (the vertical). The result is the “T-Shaped” leader.

Lim’s specialty is the IT arena, but his insights benefit leaders everywhere. Example: Don’t force people with reticent personalities to create vast horizontal skills. These “small-hat T” leaders, by working in teams, can be just as effective as their “big T” counterparts.

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