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.
When it comes to employee happiness, 67 per cent of full-time employees with access to free food at work are ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ happy at their current job, according to a SnackNation study. Why should employers worry about feeding their employees? And then, why do companies like Google and Facebook use it as a way to attract and retain top talent.
In addition to boosting your team’s morale and motivation, public recognition reinforces that you are paying attention to—and are in full support of—their endeavours. Even minor expressions of gratitude can have a meaningful impact on those who receive them.