In 2019, it’s no longer enough for a business to employ traditional leadership models. Companies need to update their organizational models in order to stay relevant. Especially when trying to attract new talent, companies need to reevaluate their structure and consider adding these four leadership models into your business.
Transform yourself first
Personal transformation is necessary for organizational transformation. As a leader needs to encourage and inspire others, you should have the skills needed to do so. Your employees need to be in an environment where they feel safe to push boundaries and take risks. Leaders need to model this behavior for their employees to follow. They themselves need to experiment and take risks. Leaders need to help develop talent in their employees
Personalize work and learning experiences
With more and more millennials entering the workforce, the workforce will need to change to accommodate their needs. Millennials are looking for personal growth and purpose in the workplace, both from the type of work and their coworkers. Leaders should understand and stimulate their team members at an individual level while maintaining harmony and balance as an entirety. A few ways that workplaces can do this is by offering blended learning approaches, diversifying the training delivery systems and having flexible workplaces and benefits.
Create more pathways for developing leaders
Training does not always equate to learning. Even after the most inspiring training sessions, we can return to our same old routines, especially when we work in an environment with no interested in changing or benefiting from new techniques. Training is not something that should only occur in a classroom environment. It should be happening every day, with feedback, mentoring and coaching from members of leadership. A strong leader should have a focus on learning that goes beyond structured environments and offers opportunities for modeling, adaption and reflection.
Elevate the quality of connections and conversations within your organization
Conversations in the workplace tend to be transactional as we’re all focused on getting everything done. While that makes sense for business sake, it isn’t the way to build teams that inspire others. Being able to connect with others in a more meaningful way is necessary to build strong organizations. Teams that support each other are able to move faster and have more agility. A leader can model this behavior by providing opportunities for team members to work together.