This is a decade of recessions, downsizing and uncertainty for businesses and even nonprofits. Various economic sectors, particularly the banking and real estate sectors in the Western world, previously thought to be resilient and profitable in the long turn, turned out to unable to withstand the economic earthquake of the early 2000s. The growing world population, the demands of sustainable development and the need to care for the environment are forcing businesses and organizations to make difficult choices.
It is no longer enough to focus on the bottom line. In Corporate Social Responsibility parlance, leaders now need to take into account the planet and the people—both those who work in the organization and those who are at the receiving end of products and services—in addition to the profits needed to bring the organization forward. Leaders of organizations now need to practice transformational leadership as a means to balance the need of employees and workers while taking care of the shareholders and the requirements of sustainable development.
In answer to these challenges, young leaders need to keep up with the increasing productivity and efficiency demands of these times, but at the same time enrich themselves as leaders so they can face the challenges of today and those that will arrive in the future.
According to Mighty Rasing, founder of the Transformational Leadership Blog, “the goal of the 30-Day Leadership Blogging marathon is to provide young leaders valuable input in the leadership process, offer leadership tips, ask important questions, challenge assumptions, and recommend action items that can help young leaders move on in their leadership journey.”
With the increasing popularity of the Internet in both the developed and developing countries, resources for leadership development are not difficult to come by. Articles from reputable leadership magazines, blog posts from leadership gurus, and even book chapters are available to any individual who wish to learn about the intricacies and nitty-gritty of leadership. Rasing adds: “Most leadership blogs focus on general leadership principles, marketing, or other aspects of leadership. The Transformational Leadership Blog, however, focuses on transformational leadership, which has evolved from the original concept proposed by James McGregor Burns and Bernard Bass…. Through the 30-Day Leadership Tips Blogging Marathon, young leaders can start accumulating the leadership skills they need to excel.”
These leadership tips are published at http://www.transformationalleadershiphq.com/