Too many things to do and not enough time. This is a common theme that I hear from many leaders from all areas. With things moving faster we are looking at how to prepare for their people in the future. Now more than ever, it is important for a Leader to be aware of their focus, their activity and their impact on those around them.
I believe that there are 3 key roles that a Leader needs to embody and build:
- Simplify: Leaders Must Simplify the Way Forward. We now live in a world that is becoming overly complex with information and options attacking people from multiple directions. This is encouraging people to mix up their priorities and often not focus on the things that really matter. Leaders need to capture the essence of what everyone needs to focus towards and continually build and amplify this throughout all areas of the business. When a Leader simplifies the way forward, staff know what to focus on.
- Connect: Leaders Need to Truly Connect with Staff. Leaders need to take the time to connect with their people. They need to be visible and interact with their staff to let them know that they are not on their own. Too often when I’ve asked a staff member when was the last time their leader took the time to have a conversation and truly connect, they respond with two words: not enough. When people connect they become committed, which builds a key foundation in any workforce.
- Empower: Leaders Have to Empower People into Action. Without action nothing happens. Leaders need to mobilise their people toward results. They have to help identify the opportunities that are available and encourage staff to take action. Leaders need to take the time to mentor and work individually with people to guide, support and build their people.
The Hands Group is running the Future of Leadership 1 Day Event in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne over the next couple months. This attracts some of the best speakers in the country, who all waiver their fees to help support the charity Hands Across the Water.
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Take the time to BUILD your skills and your people’s skills to be prepared for the Future of Leadership. Feel free to reach out if I can help!