BLUFThe calls are getting louder for leaders to change their approach to meet the demands of a fast-changing world, because a single approach to leadership simply won’t meet the challenges that today’s managers face.
This article by Jennifer Jordan et al, writing for PS News, argues that broadening the range of leadership capabilities requires progressing through three distinct stages:
- Understand yourself (cognitive self-awareness). This first step will help you gain awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses, and provide a baseline of where you feel most comfortable.
- Understand your environment (situational awareness). Leaders facing disruption must be able to interpret their environment, understanding what features are present and what implications they have for the task at hand.
- Broaden your range. Rather than undertaking a grand move to shift your behaviour, start by targeting micro-behaviours (small things) that move you closer to your end goal.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- Why Leaders Need Strategic Courage More Than Heroics | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- 3 tips for leaders to get the future of work right | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- AUG 2021 How To Strike A Balance Between Accountability And Empathy In The Workplace—Forbes
- FEB 2022 Better management through anthropology—PS News