A true leader unlocks people’s potential
to improve. Being a leader is and will never be about the title, but more so,
it will always be about the goal. A leader must always be proactive and
continuously strive to improve his leadership capabilities.
Proactive leaders need to always be in the
know when it comes to current trends that influence their respective
businesses, industries, the workforce and the working arena in general.
Jumpstart your leadership growth with these leadership trends for 2019.
1. The ability to lead
The workforce consists of different
generations of employees – Generation Z, the Millennials or Generation X and
some Baby Boomers. Keep in mind that given the different generations, the
difference in culture, characteristics, orientation, and priorities affect
their ability to perform in the workforce.
As the leader, you must be able to adjust
and adapt your leadership styles. One management style may work for the Gen Z
but not for the Baby Boomers, right? You would want to create a healthy and
harmonious working environment to make all of them feel motivated and be an
essential part of the team.
2. Share the board with the
A study made by a management consulting firm found a connection between women leaders and profitability. Thirty
percent of firms under a female leadership could anticipate gaining more than 1
percent to its net margin as opposed to a like firm with all-male leaders.
3. Maximize technology.
Technology has been a big leap towards
progress, and as leaders, you must know how to maximize it without putting in
jeopardy your human assets. Use technology to bolster office relationships and
lessen the load of employees. Let’s help make our work- life more comfortable
with these available technologies.
4. Work-Life Balance
Say goodbye to the old practice of 9-5
working schedule. Studies have shown that employees tend to be less productive
when they are subject to long working hours. As leaders, focus on the quality
of work rather than quantity of work hours. Zoom in on your employees’ core
strengths – regardless of where they perform their tasks and what time.
Implementing flexible working hours, at
home or on the go can work magic with your employee productivity and well-
being. No more burnouts and stressed out employees on a Tuesday morning. Happy
employees produce quality work, and that is what you as a leader are after.
5. Give them leeway.
You hired or chose your employees because
you believe they are smart and can perform to your expectations, right? So why
not give them the freedom to voice out their opinions, offer suggestions and
motivate them to practice innovative thinking. This way, you are a leader and
not a boss. A boss just tells his subordinates what to do, a leader motivates
his subordinates to think. Through this, employee retention will do a jump to
the good side since employees will remain loyal to the company if they feel
they are appreciated and heard.
Dear leaders, one trend that will never go
out of style in the workforce is the respect that you should give to your
employees. Respect and appreciate what they do for you and for the company
because employees who feel valued will always do more than what is expected.