Leadership development is critical in maintaining dynamism and keeping businesses relevant and profitable. Today, the traditional command-and-control approach is no longer effective in achieving business success. Many organizations emphasize the importance of leadership at every level, where highly cross-functional teams collaborate with measured results. In this article at PMWorld 360, Christopher Cook explains how a leader’s role is ever evolving and why leadership is a journey to lead yourself and others.
How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Build a Diverse Team
Create a bold and diverse team of people that can see your products or services and company from all sides. Having a diverse team will help your company grow and help you learn and grow as a leader. Once you have created a diverse team, you must continuously innovate new ways to keep them motivated, fulfilled, and cohesive with one another. Keeping your team motivated allows them to use their talent and skills to foster innovation.
The Shift from Technical to Soft Skills
In the past, being tech-savvy helped professionals move to the top of the corporate ladder. Currently, businesses look for a leader who has a comprehensive understanding of a holistic business model. To be a visionary leader, you must acquire exceptional communication skills. You must be able to effectively listen to your employees and empathetically assess their emotions. Building trust with every level of stakeholder takes more than mere technical knowledge.
Generate Leadership Intelligence
Technology is the foundation of how we work in these modern times. Earlier, business leaders announced business strategies at an annual meeting. Today, you must use technology to access real-time information about market shifts, customer needs, or performance throughout the year. To be a successful leader, you must use software to track team goal progress and achieve excellent results through collaborative technologies.
To read the original article, click on https://www.pmworld360.com/blog/2021/03/18/greatness-is-a-journey-not-a-destination/.