Leading in times of an Industrial Revolution requires many skills, abilities and knowledge, but leading in the XXI century, with Pandemic, a totally disruptive technology that is totally changing the way we communicate, trade, work, interact and live, is a quite an interesting challenge, which below I will give you some super useful tips, which will not only help you to get afloat, but also to have a promising future in these times.
Today, depression and especially anxiety rates have reached extremely high levels, and people are losing hope in a better future.
This is because what we live in is a world without Vision of tomorrow.
I work as a business consultant, and many of the executives of the top management of companies, owners of small and medium companies, are a little uncertain about all these changes that are taking place at a dizzying pace never seen before.
That is why I wanted to write this article, to provide the 5 most important points that every leader must do to ensure a bright future in the coming years:
You must be a beacon of light for your employees, clients, partners and in general, with all the people you relate to.
To lead you have to build trust, when everything is dark, your night vision is key, because you can guide others who will trust you, they need you … now is the opportunity you were waiting for.
In order to be that beacon, you have to be willing to learn. Learning today is both very easy and difficult, it is easy, because whatever you want to learn you can find in very affordable ways, but at the same time, identify what you should learn, make the time to learn, have the discipline to Sacrificing a lot of your time, and persevering, is not an easy task. I recommend you get a tutor who can guide you to define your career plan. At Hispanic Workforce we can offer you guides or mentors who are willing to help you. Contac us
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Adopt a culture of change
It’s not just about embracing change, it’s about continually driving change.
It is common to associate any major challenge with the structure of the organization, so new leaders will tend to shift to the opposite approach, initiating a series of reorganizations.
Transformation means that you are really “fundamentally changing the way the organization thinks, the way it responds, and the way it leads.”
Defining an organization’s strategy to face the challenges of the 21st century implies much more than reorganization, it is about transformation. We need to completely renew our way of thinking about change management and, instead, think about the organizational process that allows us a permanent change management, where we do not have an achievable safe destination, we only have a course and a set of practices or standards that will provide employees with the guidelines for strategic empowerment to constantly change and grow.
Encourage and reward innovation to give you a greater portfolio of opportunities
It’s about fostering a culture of risk-taking, so you can make smarter bets. Embracing risk means having the kind of organizational culture that regularly rewards new ways of thinking and acting and encourages people to step out of their safety and take risks. Each of us has a part that is inclined to take risks and another to keep us safe. Unless we have the right combination of opportunities and incentives, most people don’t normally take chances.
And perhaps most importantly, it’s about being human.
Today many managers, business owners or “leaders” associate the idea of digitizing, automating or making their processes more efficient, with laying off people … replacing people with robots, replacing them with software … in fact, many capitalists often call this as collateral damage. But what if instead of just accepting that as an unavoidable business consequence, what if the company actually implemented measures or even the same software to help those workers learn the technological skills that the company itself was going to need in the future? Not only would it be good business for the company, but it would also ensure that it had a skilled workforce for tomorrow. And along the way they would be helping to strengthen the communities where those workers live. What is the likely outcome? Happy customers who want to support an organization that is doing the right thing. Happy employees who are helping to make a positive impact in the world. Happy communities that will continue to have citizens with good jobs. And finally happy shareholders who will invest in an organization that is doing well and at the same time its image is being accepted.