Adaptability, creativity, and inspiration are the leadership qualities that our organisations require today. Both employer and employee need these capabilities now, and we do not have centuries anymore to develop them. Making these qualities preeminent in our organisations is the next revolution.
Creating high-performing teams is a tough thing to do. Keeping them high performing is even tougher. Successful people consistently do what other people only do occasionally. Successful teams are packed with successful people. If we could get our people to do the right things consistently, every day, our businesses would be more successful.
The realities facing today’s ‘new’ leaders are unprecedentedly novel, challenging, and anxiety-provoking. Yet much of the hardship suffered by these leaders is entirely preventable—often by recognising and addressing shortcomings of their own.
We need leaders with intellectual fire power and capable cognitive skills to solve today’s challenges. Intelligence, personality, motivation, and learning agility should be considered the secret sauce of high-potential leaders.
Who hold the onus of managing generational diversity then? Is it the more mature generation i.e., boomers and Generation X or the relatively younger generations millennials and Generation Z? Undoubtedly, this onus lies with every generation.
We are living through the ‘Great Resignation,’ an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs en masse. Possible causes include long-lasting job dissatisfaction. It is therefore more important than ever to get under the skin of what motivates your workforce.
Running a company in today’s world is anything but easy as leaders face a perpetually unsteady state that impacts their decision-making. Courageously pursuing positive ideas will provide the ballast needed to navigate today’s unsteady waters.
The resource most in short supply of, in the corporate world (and indeed, in the world, at large, as well), today, is a steady supply of strong leaders and sound leadership. With strong intent, absolute focus, and sustained efforts, anyone can become a leader.