This chapter investigates what has changed since the first edition, as discussions around what it means to be a leader have vastly evolved. Discrimination is a long way from being eradicated, but minorities are more vocal – and their voices are having more impact – than ever before. However, Western culture continues to exclude the feminine from any leadership model, to the detriment of a swiftly shifting playing field, as well as – deeply ironically – to the societies and organizations in which leaders operate.
Viewing feminine leadership as a model for stepping into a new modus operandi, the chapter explores developments that have radically impacted the leadership framework and what constitutes valuable leadership in the social context. Firstly, the movement towards manifest diversity, not only prompted by massive demographic shifts, but also a reappraisal of value and power as social indicators. Secondly, a glimpse at technology driven developments occurring in all major sectors of society – healthcare, education, politics, families, religion – and how these developments bring into question labor relations and employability, and give rise to new ways of working. And finally, what the human factor means for business today, and tomorrow.