Over the past few months I’ve been working with Pega (paid client) who recently put out The Future of Work Report which is based on a survey of over 3,000 senior managers and frontline IT staff. The findings were quite interesting.
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Now is a time of transition and reinvention for many people around the world. Perhaps one of the biggest shifts happening is a move from full-time employment to entrepreneurship. Lots of employees have lost their jobs and are now considering if they even want to
I had the chance to interview Candido for my book, The Future Leader. Throughout his career, he has worked with leaders and future leaders around the world. Candido has a reputation of being a tough but compassionate leader, which is something he expressed future leaders would need to emulate. According to Candido, here are three of the skills and mindsets future leaders must develop in order to succeed.
COVID-19 has forced most of us to work virtually and while there are of course plenty of benefits to this, there are also many challenges. Especially when we think about leadership. Leaders not only set the direction of the organization but they also have to inspire, motivate, and engage their people. Doing this in person isn’t easy, but doing this virtually when you can’t even see your workforce face to face is even more challenging!
Like the complicated game of chess, leadership has numerous moving parts and potential outcomes. To avoid getting checkmated, leaders need to stay aware and informed, listen, and work with technology. With the right strategy, future leaders can have a victorious outcome.
Now more than ever we need leaders to practice emotional intelligence. This is something I heard time and time again when interviewing CEOs for The Future Leader. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others. It’s moving past the hard skills of leadership to the “softer side” that allows you to connect with people on a deeper level.
What are your organization’s values?
Chances are they include things like: trust, collaboration, innovation, honesty, putting the customer first, and diversity.
Do you think your company is the only one with those values? Of course not!
If the words themselves aren’t unique, then what makes your company different?
Values are just words or phrases, they aren’t special. What matters is how those values come to life.
The idea of servant leadership is a far cry from the command and control style of leadership that was commonplace just a few decades ago. To succeed in the future of work, modern leaders must be humble and willing to serve their employees and company to get the best results.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with and speak with a hundreds of CEOs at companies around the world. I love to ask them about their habits and how they approach business and life in general.