Leadership Management Teamwork

Skills for the Year Ahead, Leadership Study, and Team Leadership Effectiveness

In This Issue

  • The Talent and Skills For The Year Ahead
  • Post-Pandemic Leadership Study
  • Optimizing Team Leader Effectiveness

Do You Have the Talent and Skills For the Year Ahead?

As the economy slows and companies deal with increasing hybrid work, essential skills, well-being, and employee engagement remain more important than ever. Workforce analyst Josh Bersin and other researchers recommend investing in talent development. Staying open to new possibilities helps to ensure your workforce is agile and ready to face the future. This can help give your company a jump-start on the competition for Top Talent.

Greater agility and responsiveness can assure readiness to meet the challenges of tomorrow head-on and set your business up for long-term success. The effects of the Pandemic have shifted from momentary disruptions to long-term impacts. Every type of organization is faced with new and complex challenges.

How do you enhance the ability of your workforce to engage, collaborate, and adapt in this volatile and uncertain reality?

Today, organizational culture cannot be an afterthought. It must be nurtured—intentionally and continually—to ensure recovery and results.

That’s where Everything DiSC® on Catalyst™ comes in.

Everything DiSC on Catalyst is a personal development learning experience that equips people with the social and emotional know-how for more effective interactions at work—no matter who or where they are.

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Post-Pandemic Leadership Study

According to a study by Glenn Parker which is included in his recent book Positive Influence: The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self, “Most leaders would prefer to learn new skills or gain additional insight into their strengths and weaknesses by taking a class, reading a book, or listening to a speaker.

Typically, they would not opt for a learning environment that involved living and working in the front lines of a full-blown international health crisis. Nevertheless, leaders in our study group told us that they learned or re-learned three very important leadership imperatives:

1. Blurring of the Lines Between Work and Family Life

2. Giving Employees Greater Empowerment and Engagement

3. Prioritizing the Creation of a Great Place to Work

We learned that the pandemic reshaped the demarcation between work, family life, and employee well-being. Leaders will no longer be able to say that their responsibilities to employees end at the plant gate, the office entrance, the building lobby, or the restaurant door.

Creating a Great Place to Work

During the pandemic, “. . . it became even more crucial that leaders appreciate and recognize the hard work and extra effort of their employees. When asked, even in less stressful times, employees consistently say they want more recognition for their efforts . . .. When employees feel appreciated, the company experiences higher customer satisfaction and lower turnover rates — a winning combination.” (Parker, January 20, 2022)

Positive Influence Leaders are Lifelong Learners

Great leaders are reflective. They take time to think about and catalog what they learned and how they can use the learnings in the future. The most compelling lessons learned focus on their personal development as a leader. Often during a crisis, leadership skills change, or they should change as required by the exigencies of the situation. Adaptation to the problem is usually determined by the nature of the crisis, the type of product or service your organization provides, and their experience with crisis management.

The most effective leaders are also lifelong learners. They always want to know more, increase their skills, be more able to understand people and situations, and, of course, respond as great leaders.

Glenn concludes his article by posing the question:

What did you learn during this time?

Glenn Parker is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD Magazine and author of the book, Positive Influence: The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self.

The Work of Leaders: Optimizing Team Leader Effectiveness

The Work of Leaders® process can create impactful leaders by developing the following essential skills:

1. Crafting a Vision,

2. Assuring Alignment,

3. Championing Execution.

By Mastering The Work of Leaders skills you will . . .

Realize faster results from a simple, yet compelling model of leadership effectiveness.

Gain personalized insights so you can leverage strengths and overcome challenges.

Develop a clear path for continuous team improvement

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