3 tips for a future leader
As the world changes, leaders also need to adapt to ensure that they’re effective in a drastically different landscape. In a recent article for the AusIMM Bulletin, Dr Ali Burston shared three skills future leaders can cultivate now in preparation for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
1. Develop emotional intelligence
Leaders with high emotional intelligence are worth their weight in gold. In simple terms, as workers climb the corporate ladder, their role generally is more about managing others (and themselves) than it is about their specified technical skills.
2. Be comfortable with change
Resistance to change occurs at all levels, and leaders are required to reduce perceived fear of the unknown and enable others to move through change more smoothly.
3. Provide challenges, encourage innovation and promote a sense of purpose
Leaders need to do more than facilitate and manage change; they need to encourage innovation as well. A leader that can promote innovative and creative thinking nurtures a culture that is flexible and offers rapid problem-solving.
Read the full AusIMM Bulletin article to learn more.