"In the end, it's not what we said and thought that counts, but rather what we did and dared to do. That's what I call leadership," is how Tim Höttges defines the new leadership culture. External influences such as increasing digitization, changing markets and new structures in the work environment require a new leadership behavior. The three leadership principles Empower to perform, Collaborate and Innovate provide guidance in this respect. The leadership principles and the Guiding Principles are not contradictory, but complement each other perfectly.
What was working well yesterday may no longer be expedient tomorrow. For example, if you take work organization: more and more tasks and issues can be better resolved in flexible project structures than in inflexible hierarchies and departments. This also brings changes to the leadership culture: less control, more encouragement to take responsibility, and cross-departmental cooperation, for example.