First (1939) there was Lewin's Authoritarian (Autocratic), Participative (Democratic) and Delegative (Laissez-faire) styles of leadership.

Then came Situational, Transformational and Transactional Leadership in the 1960s and 70s.

There are a multitude of names for these and their subdivisions - Servant, Pace-Setter, Charismatic Leadership to name but three.

Well, here is the n-teenth - Generative Leadership. It is not one I have come across before, but it appears to have similarity with a number of others.

What differs perhaps is in the vision - focussing more on a wider stakeholder base and including society and the environment. ESG is integral and the various 'exhibits' within the article provide useful insight into how one could achieve this big vision of the role a company can play in the world, and not simply the world of work.

Dividing the attributes and skills of a Generative Leader into three areas, the 'Head', the 'Heart' and the 'Hands' is an attractive proposition and quite simple to grasp. (Achieving success is the hard part!) But they do offer case studies to support the model.

I'd be interested in your thoughts, here. We all come from different backgrounds and roles, and have a variety of experiences and insights. I look forward to the debate.