Developing self-awareness and new skills is a necessary part of motivating, inspiring, and leading a high-performance team. As experienced and emerging leaders encounter new responsibilities and a complex business environment, they must develop new skills and develop self-awareness to be successful. As we live in an increasingly interconnected world, boundaries are blurring, collaboration demands cross-cultural communication, and decision-making requires flexibility.
It is imperative that organizations develop a deep pool of leaders who can face a variety of business challenges, market uncertainties, and take advantage of business opportunities.
Leaders today must think, interact, and learn differently to navigate the variety of changes and challenges. It is increasingly important for individuals to be able to balance contradictory pressures to a greater extent than previously expected. A leader must also inspire his or her employees with a positive vision for the future. When employees are not only engaged but also inspired by their work, a true breakthrough occurs. Motivated employees are far more productive and, in turn, encourage those around them to strive to achieve greater success.
The development of leaders must be viewed from three perspectives: how they think, how they interact and how they learn. A holistic approach to their development will ensure they are prepared for today and tomorrow.