What Does the Future of Leadership Hold?
From the beginning of time, we’ve seen leaders step up and either be successful or disastrous – and be remembered for the good or the bad. Throughout history we remember the ‘saviors’ and the ‘villains.’ Both kinds made a difference for future generations.
Leaders have come from all different backgrounds and cultures, and even over many centuries, but they faced similar issues and problems. One of them is conflict and how to resolve it.
How will leaders lead in 2023? How can leaders prepare for leading their teams in times of economic downturn or company turmoil, amidst a war in Europe, and during times of change due to lasting effects of a pandemic?
The Future of Leadership
First, we can learn from our immediate past. These stories of leadership from 2022 should inspire you as they did our team!
I’ve pulled together 3 things I believe leaders need to know in 2023. I realize there are many more but these seem to align with our culture here at TeamCatapult, which is to honor all voices.
I challenge you to take heed, prepare and take action. Your 2023 will be better because of it!
1 In 2023, Leaders Need to Learn to Dialogue
It’s not just you. It’s everyone.
Dialogue, the ability to have a conversation with others – without it turning into a shouting match, WWIII or ‘them against us’ seems to be missing from people’s dictionaries!
Why is that? Culturally, at least in the USA, we’ve done a bad job at teaching dialogue to our younger generations. We all have an opinion on things, but we don’t seem to be able to have conversations without trying to convince someone to ‘come to the other side’. Agreeing to disagree seems to be out and instead, divide and conquer is in.
If you are a leader and want to make a difference in your team, and your leadership style in 2023, I dare you to dialogue.
Do it often. Do it everywhere. Do it with everyone. Practice, get great at dialogue and great things will happen.
2 Leaders Need to Think Together With Their Team
Thinking-together conversations start with listening.
We use this 5 step approach here at TeamCatapult:
- Frame the problem or dilemma to think together
- Invite difference and this will build a safe space for dialogue
- Suspend having an answer and opt for being curious and candid
- Host “listening and learning” sessions to encourage dialogue
- Ban powerpoint as they do not support conversations
Problem solving – and the solutions to the problem, will take on a whole new meaning and purpose when people at all levels of the organization have the opportunity to think together and access the power of collective intelligence that exists within every organization.
3 Leaders Need to Listen to Stories of Leadership in 2023
How did you get started as a leader? How did you learn to lead and how do you work through mistakes as a leader? How did you avoid making the same mistakes?
While we can’t always avoid mistakes, and I’ll admit I’ve made plenty in my life, we can learn a lot from other people’s errors and missteps. In my podcast ‘Defining Moments of Leadership’ my guests and I talk about their triumphs, pitfalls and successes.
Their stories of leadership are offered with the hope that they encourage, inspire and teach you new things, new models, to apply to your own style of leadership.
If you want to
- Be a new kind of leader
- Improve yourself as a leader
- Lead a better and more focussed team
- Keep your team happy and excelling
- Get better results from your team
- Experience less conflict in your team in 2023
I highly recommend you subscribe to my podcast on your preferred platform.
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The Future of Leadership Starts Now!
What is your defining moment of leadership? If you can’t name it (yet), may I wish for it to happen in 2023?