The Future is Flat

The Future is Flat

In a knowledge economy, flat leadership allows success to rise. Flat leadership is all about providing equal opportunity for employees to grow and advance. But equal opportunity doesn’t dissolve structure, hierarchy, or translate to equal rewards.

“Like every other institution that coordinates human efforts to a social end, the corporation must be organized on hierarchical lines. But, also, everybody from the boss to the sweeper must be seen as equally necessary to the success of the common enterprise.” Peter Drucker

While employees are certainly all equally necessary, those who display great effort, leadership, and expertise will receive the promotion, not the ones who are coasting through their tasks.

A team that excels performs like a well-tuned orchestra.

“Leaders today should be more conductors than solo artists”. ¹

You can’t be an expert at everything, and the good news is you don’t have to be. Leading flat means you know your strengths and hire your weaknesses. 

When you lead flat, you are empowering others to make 90% of the day-to-day decisions. This frees up the majority of your time to lead your company’s

  1. Vision

  2. Strategy

  3. Organization

  4. Collaboration

  5. Innovation

 

¹Lomenick, Brad. H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle
Rob Hoskins

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Rob Hoskins is the President of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004 he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child. by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 1.7 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

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  2. I love the idea of the future being flat. “Flat leadership is all about providing equal opportunity…”. Empowerment is the key… I appreciate your thoughts and your working with John Maxwell to change our world.

    I have developed a structure for churches and organizations based on concentric circles instead of the pyramid, showing people working shoulder to shoulder…

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