The current COVID-19 epidemic we are all experiencing is forcing organizations around the world to challenge their conventional ideas around work. In this article I specifically want to take a look at how the “leader” is evolving.
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Leaders of the future must be translators which means that they are great listeners and communicators.
Unfortunately, this is a skill that leaders today are surprisingly doing a terrible job of practicing. I partnered with Linkedin to survey nearly 14,000 employees around the world and only 8% of employees reported that their mid and senior-level leaders are practicing this skill “very well.” Clearly there is lots of room for improvement!
With the current pandemic that we are all experiencing it’s never been more important for organizations around the world to focus on employee experience. This was Linkedin’s top talent trend for 2020 and that was BEFORE the pandemic even started.
With the current pandemic, millions of people around the world are working from home. This will likely continue over the coming months but even after the pandemic is over, I expect we will see a dramatic rise in flexible work arrangements. However, in order for
Imagine a busy kitchen with a professional chef in charge. The dishes are being prepared carefully with attention paid to each flavor and ingredient. A pinch too much of one spice could throw the entire dish out of balance and make for an unhappy customer.
One of the biggest questions people face when thinking of going off on their own is…when? How do you know when the time is right? This is exactly what my wife Blake and I talk about in the latest episode of the Be Your Own Boss Podcast
Aside from overseeing nearly 500 employees around the world with an astounding 93% employee engagement, Garry also leads The Learning Moment to share his coaching mentality and has collaborated on multiple leadership books.
Leaders of the future must learn to channel their inner Yoda, which means being emotionally intelligent, specifically being able to practice empathy and self-awareness. This is what 140 of the world’s top CEOs told me when I interviewed the for my new book, The Future Leader. You can read about all of the mindsets and skills they identified in this article from a few weeks ago.
These are the six trends 140 CEOs identify that will play a major role in shaping future leaders over the next decade and beyond. It’s true that we are seeing these in action today but over the next ten years, they will be front and center.