In the past centuries the world did change dramatically, but our view on and practice of leadership did not really follow this change. A new perspective on leadership is urgently needed.
We discovered that there is a fundamental link between three leadership realities in organizations:
- The living organization impulse in the inner world of top leaders of organizations,
- The co-operation between middle management on change and development issues,
- The leadership of the professionals related to the client work.
If these three dimensions are linked, the organization flourishes. If they are not linked, the organization community suffers. Leadership is in this sense a very influential process in the organized community. It also cares for the moral dimension of organizational practices. Horizontal leadership offers a new leadership perspective and practice.
In research group meetings IMO clients and IMO consultants explore together horizontal leadership in depth through a reflective dialogue connected to real practices.