With this recent article written by Jennifer Miller, writer and leadership development consultant, we would like to offer new insights on the definition of leadership as societal expectations of the workplace, fed by economic and demographic trends, are morphing the leadership job description. Read below our favourite insights.
The lure of fancy titles and senior management perks no longer provides a draw for the majority of the up-and-coming generation.
According to the global workforce study, “46 percent of companies said ‘leadership’ was the skill hardest to find in employees.” Moreover, respondents said filling executive leadership positions was especially difficult.
If those in charge of succession planning—typically human resources directors and senior management—were to redefine “leadership,” would they then suddenly find more qualified candidates for their pipeline?
Leadership must still exist, even in a primarily self-directed workplace. But it will look different than we currently see in the majority of leaders today. Tomorrow’s leaders must: