The role of leadership is constantly evolving and in an age of highly competitive and often volatile markets, leaders are pressed to achieve more with less, while maintaining a positive workplace culture, and engage, inspire and retain great people. Throw in the added complexity of navigating employee generational differences, increased diversity in the workforce, the rise of wellbeing and flexible work considerations, changing work environments, and the pursuit of disruptive and innovative business models, and we can appreciate that the modern leader faces an unprecedented challenge. What this means is that today's leaders need to have much more than a strong technical background to be effective.
So how do we address this?
We need to challenge the way we are upskilling our leaders. We need to provide leaders with a new way of thinking which not only sets them up for success when faced with change, challenge, or adversity, but allows them to embrace and drive an effective response to it.