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Culture Council, Rolling Stone

The definition of what a leader should be has evolved over the years.

With so much shifting in terms of ‘how’, ‘when’, and ‘where’ we work post-pandemic, special attention must also be given to the way in which we lead. New environments and new expectations make way for new challenges, and in order to overcome them, managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs alike must reconsider what it means to be a ‘modern leader’ in today’s ever-evolving professional climate.

Below, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members share their insights on what it means to be a ‘modern leader’ today and the kind of traits they expect to see if leaders what to succeed in today’s business world.

A modern leader is one who can get the most from a diverse workforce by celebrating the diversity of ideas and skill sets, allowing each person the space to be successful and not trying to enforce fealty to a specific ethos. Diversity is strength.

Josh Wurzer, Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer, SC Labs

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