None of us expected that 2020 would bring a pandemic that would disrupt our daily lives and shift working conditions to the home environment.
A new crisis, increasing unemployment, health and mental well-being becoming more important than ever before, and future uncertainty has added a different dynamic to the relationship between employees and employers.
“Instead of the old style of a hierarchical system, new leaders have the responsibility towards creating a positive change within their organization, caring for the people and world together, and thinking beyond financial goals,” said Umran Beba, partner at New York City-based executive recruitment firm August Leadership.
“New world leadership is defined with skills such as change agility, adaptive mindset, being a data-based strategist, having a global perspective, having the curiosity to continuously learn with purpose, having and showing empathy, and believing in the power of many.”
The first attribute of new world leadership comes from change agility and an adaptive mindset.
One of the aspects of building adaptive mindsets is through adapting to the fast pace of technological changes, said the report.
Ms. Beba cites the book The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, who says that these new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.
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