The 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.
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Source: Public Service News Australia