In the first decade of the 21st century, the world of management was still engaged in discussing the difference between a manager and a leader. In the second decade, this debate seems to have been overcome – the leader's profile includes the angle of the manager as the ability to perform is important. The architecture of leadership is the next step, according to scholars and business leaders.

If we were to draw from scratch a leader that is suitable to the companies of our times, how would they be? What would be their profile, their essential role, their behavior, and how would they handle the environment and transformation? Below you can find five views on this architecture that were organized by HSM Management.

By Herminia Ibarra, professor of leadership and learning at Insead and author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, included in the ranking Thinkers 50 of the most influential management thinkers in the world.