- Providing purpose, culture, values and legal boundaries
- Holding people fully accountable as intrapreneurs
- Recruiting on (future) meta skills such as passion or potential
This new leadership role is frequently compared to gardening, as can be read in 6 Ways Great Leadership Is Exactly Like Gardening:
- Look for the growth
- Nurture in any way possible
- Plant seeds
- Get excited by progress
- Remove impediments
- Praise consistently
In the Forbes article Key To Great Leadership? Be A Gardener, Not A Mechanic it reads:
A gardener creates an environment that encourages growth. An environment full of light and nourishment. An environment with sufficient space for stretching and expanding.
Leadership – and gardening – are all about creating positive change.
And, in Gardening Is The Best Metaphor For Leadership it concludes:
The leader may feel she serves her organization versus mastering it, just as the gardener realizes she cannot control the weather and unforeseen challenges.