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Leadership 4.0: Developing Agility By Listening To Five Of Your Inner Voices

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

In a survey conducted by Deloitte on Industry 4.0 and readiness, executives reported that lack of vision on the part of leadership is one of the top three challenges to setting an Industry 4.0 strategy.

In my practice, I define agility as “the ability to be flexible and navigate through uncertainties and complexities while maintaining a sense of ease and authenticity.” This definition may be simple but is aligned to the quality we are all looking for in Leadership 4.0.

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Why Organizations Need Human-Centered Leaders, And Three Tips To Get Started

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

Half of the giants we now know may no longer exist by the next decade.

In 1964, a company on the S&P 500 had an average life expectancy of 33 years. This number was reduced to 24 years in 2016 and is forecast to shrink further to 12 years by 2027.

Organizations need to find the right business strategies, both long term and short term, to keep up with the fast-moving economy. Ensuring staff members are equipped with the necessary advanced cognitive skills and soft skills is one strategy, but upskilling is expected to take five to 10 years. The wide skills gap is a bottleneck that 79% of global CEOs are extremely concerned by, says a report by PwC. Some companies know they must fill the skills void immediately, and they have been aggressive in hiring top talent — often younger generations who are disruptors — to introduce innovation, divergent thinking and out-of-box solutions that are desperately required to extend the organization’s lifespan.

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Three Ways Agile Leaders Can Communicate An Evolving Vision Post-Pandemic

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

Leading is an uphill task. 

The difficulty is not only from the never-ending journey of self-mastery. As businesses and governments face unprecedented post-pandemic challenges in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, leaders also have to take care of the evolving needs of employees. To rise to the challenge and continue to thrive, leaders must be resilient and agile. To do so, according to an article by World Economic Forum, they can “start by anticipating what success looks like at the end of the recover phase — how their business will thrive for the long-term — then guide their teams to execute an outcome-based set of sprints to get there with agility.”

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Leading With Agility

What is executive coaching and why every leader needs a coach

As a leader, all lot of responsibilities are on your shoulders. You have to have the answers for every concern your team has. You need to have a good grasp of what’s going on in each department and how they’ll affect your company as a whole. And yet, there are still some things that we can’t control – like our own thoughts or feelings or simple circumstances.

working with a leadership coach and lighten a leader's load significantly

In many cases, leaders don’t realize just how much pressure is on them until their stress starts affecting their performance day-to-day and work relationships start taking a hit. That’s not all – even their mental and physical wellbeing are at stake.That’s when it becomes clear that they might need help from a professional – and working with an executive coach can be highly beneficial.