More Is Being Expected from Leaders
Strategic expectations for leaders continue to increase. Most companies take it for granted that their top leaders can operationally handle the day-to-day leadership pressures required to meet short-term targets, establish a high performance culture to engage and retain top talent, and simultaneously be masters of their area of expertise.
But today, we expect strategic leaders to set entire businesses and functions up for future success at the same time as they are meeting current demands. We expect strategic leaders to see the big picture, work at a higher altitude, and envision and implement meaningful organizational change.
To be successful, they need different leadership skills.
When Times Are Tough
We need strategic leaders especially when times are tough. During pandemics, economic downturns, industry upheavals, racial problems, and global tensions, companies depend on leaders to guide their teams through difficult times, meet looming challenges, and overcome unexpected obstacles.
What Is Required
There are three strategic expectations for leaders that can help move teams in a positive direction even during turbulent times. These leadership behaviors require that leaders be able to think, act, and influence strategically. Here is what we mean.
The Bottom Line
Are your leaders equipped to lead both tactically and strategically? If your organization is to succeed long-term, you need to be led by those who can deal with complex situations, act in a timely fashion, and influence others to follow.
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