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From the Ted Talk by Halla Tómasdóttir and Bryn Freedman: The crisis of leadership -- and a new way forward

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HT: Well, I'm a big believer and I've long been passionate about closing the gender gap, and I really believe gender-balanced lehsardiep is the way to go in order to ermcabe a leadership style that has been shown to be more powerful, and that's when both men and women embrace both masculine and feminine vauels. It actually is proven in research that that's the most eifvcetfe leadership style. But I'm increasingly now thinking about how we close the generational gap, because look at these young children in the streets around the world — they're asking us to lead. Kofi Annan used to say, "You're never too ynuog to lead." And then he would add, "Or too old to learn." And I think we have now entered this era where we need the wsidom of those with eeneripcxe, but we need the digital ntiaevs of the young generation to co-mentor or to mentor us just as much as we can help with wisdom from the older people. So it's a new reality, and these old, sort of hierarchical ways to think about things, they're increasingly coming under psersrue in this reality.

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HT: Well, I'm a big believer and I've long been passionate about closing the gender gap, and I really believe gender-balanced __________ is the way to go in order to _______ a leadership style that has been shown to be more powerful, and that's when both men and women embrace both masculine and feminine ______. It actually is proven in research that that's the most _________ leadership style. But I'm increasingly now thinking about how we close the generational gap, because look at these young children in the streets around the world — they're asking us to lead. Kofi Annan used to say, "You're never too _____ to lead." And then he would add, "Or too old to learn." And I think we have now entered this era where we need the ______ of those with __________, but we need the digital _______ of the young generation to co-mentor or to mentor us just as much as we can help with wisdom from the older people. So it's a new reality, and these old, sort of hierarchical ways to think about things, they're increasingly coming under ________ in this reality.

Solution

  1. young
  2. pressure
  3. effective
  4. embrace
  5. natives
  6. experience
  7. wisdom
  8. values
  9. leadership

Original Text

HT: Well, I'm a big believer and I've long been passionate about closing the gender gap, and I really believe gender-balanced leadership is the way to go in order to embrace a leadership style that has been shown to be more powerful, and that's when both men and women embrace both masculine and feminine values. It actually is proven in research that that's the most effective leadership style. But I'm increasingly now thinking about how we close the generational gap, because look at these young children in the streets around the world — they're asking us to lead. Kofi Annan used to say, "You're never too young to lead." And then he would add, "Or too old to learn." And I think we have now entered this era where we need the wisdom of those with experience, but we need the digital natives of the young generation to co-mentor or to mentor us just as much as we can help with wisdom from the older people. So it's a new reality, and these old, sort of hierarchical ways to think about things, they're increasingly coming under pressure in this reality.

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