In today’s complex business environment, leaders must develop the right skills and combine them with enhanced self-awareness if they are to be successful.
With our increasingly interconnected world, boundaries are blurring, collaboration requires cross-cultural communication, and decision-making demands flexibility. Organizations must develop a deep pool of leaders who can handle a variety of business challenges, market uncertainties, and capitalize on business opportunities.
For leaders to navigate the variety of changes and challenges of today, they must think, interact, and learn differently. Increasingly, it is critical for individuals to be able to balance contradictory pressures to a broader extent than previously expected. In addition to inspiring his or her employees, leaders must also provide them with a positive vision for the future. True breakthroughs occur when employees are not only engaged but also inspired by their work. An employee who is motivated is far more productive and, in turn, encourages others to strive for greater success.
Three perspectives must be considered when considering the development of leaders: their thought processes, their interactions, and their learning processes. It is essential that they receive a holistic approach to their development in order to be prepared for today and tomorrow.