The future of work needs great leaders
An article appeared on the Quartz website late 2018 that might surprise you. In it, the CEO of LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional networking site – is quoted as saying that the biggest skills gap right now is the so-called ‘soft skills’. “What most employers in the United States want, Weiner says, are written communication, oral communication, team-building, and leadership skills.
“We’re still a ways away from computers being able to replicate and replace human interaction and human touch, so there’s a wonderful incentive for people to develop these skills.”
What does it mean to be an effective leader in the digital age? According to this article in Forbes, “Whatever you consider a leadership task today will remain one in the future: defining goals and strategies, organizing and allowing for efficient collaboration, ensuring proper communication and networking, fostering innovation…it is essential for your current and future workforce, as well as the growing population of millennial customers, to make sure you can articulate a clear and higher purpose behind what you are doing, why you are doing it and how exactly you meet your ambitious goals in your daily processes.”
What skills do good leaders need to have in the digital age?
Effective leaders of today and tomorrow need to acquire a modern toolbelt for culture, collaboration and leadership in times of change and complexity. They will be required by the next generation of employees to re-learn the essentials of effective teamwork and understand how to create value their teams and company.
Leading Teams in the Digital Age is a course is for anyone who leads projects, meetings, activities or teams in a work context. It is for formal and informal leaders alike, with a focus on the traits of leadership that are not constrained to formal managers.
You should take it if you can see that your team could work more effectively and want to explore ways of supporting that to happen. It is suitable for both people who are new to leadership and those who have been a leader for many years.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Choose and apply powerful tools, methods and tactics to support exceptional teamwork and build culture.
- Describe and discuss how workplace and business culture are transforming in the ‘digital age’ and the new implications/demands for work teams.
- Understand and apply core principles and models for modern teamwork, group development, and facilitative leadership.
- Continuously increase your self-awareness as a team member and leader; identify your
strengths and areas for development.
- Apply approaches to continuously build culture and influence change within an organization or community.
Participants come to us from across a wide range of industries and are very include leadership teams, executives, managers, directors, heads of departments, entrepreneurs and also people without formal leadership responsibilities.