One of the most important and underestimated skills needed for influential leadership is the ability to listen. In phone calls, face-to-face interactions, or virtual meetings, the emphasis is often on the speaker. But the listener, too, has a very important role to fill, especially if that listener is also a leader.
In most companies, women have a wide range of experiences. Such experience gaps are opportunities for organizations to expand to all employees the successes they have had with one group of employees.
Stellar leadership is in high demand in businesses across all industries. The workplace climate has drastically changed in recent years, requiring leaders not only to focus their time and attention on the success of their core business but also to provide strategic leadership and support to their employees. They must possess the right attributes and competencies to lead in an environment that requires constant reevaluation and change.
Three years ago, a virus changed the world. COVID-19 was spreading, and many companies sent their people home. The lockdown changed work forever for many, even for those organizations in which most (or all) employees remained in the workplace. Over the course of the pandemic, many have yearned for a “return to normal,” whereas others have heralded the arrival of “the new normal.”
Fear is an emotion that everyone feels many times throughout their lives—and often at inconvenient or expected moments. Even highly experienced leaders encounter this saboteur while executing routine leadership tasks. By learning how to understand and manage that fear, leaders can avoid being paralyzed by it and will therefore be ready and able to lead effectively.