The future will become more complex and uncertain, leaders envision the better future, in their sphere of calling.
Leadership is about direction and change. As for change, every generation “redefines” the norms; both leadership and change have altered and will continue to do so. Modern leadership has to become more collaborative in nature, empowering others while guiding the group to align with the overall business strategy.
Leadership must be anchored to a full professionalism; also made of professional qualities such as critical thinking, independent judgment: Leadership is about influence. The deeper you can think, the more significant the leadership influence could be.It seems that more people today are willing to be leaders for the ability to influence rather than control others. Independent thinking is extremely important for business leaders and professionals in the digital era in which information only clicks away, but the true insight has been inundated with outdated knowledge, and the real signal is mixed with a lot of noise. Independent thinking allows you to appreciate others’ great ideas, but not just follow others blindly.
Critical thinking is an integral thinking ability for analyzing, evaluating, and producing coherent argumentation, seeking reasons, overcoming bias, or closing blind spots for making independent judgment and improving decision effectiveness. Real critical thinking has creativity embedded in it. Independent thinkers usually can keep their energy flowing freely and be mindful all the time. Being an independent thinker with creativity, often involves some level of discomfort and interdisciplinary transcendence. It’s how unusual dots get connected to create novel ideas, as well as how decision blind spots can be closed for improving problem-solving effectiveness .
Leadership coherence is about being consistent with what you think and do in order to deepen leadership influence: Logic plus consistency lead to coherence. With fast-paced changes, business leaders and professionals need to be able to think deeply, learn fresh knowledge, and relate what they have known in the past to the new application for producing high performance results with consistency. From linear skills to integral competency, people become more fluent, intuitive and consistent in what they are thinking and doing, they are more confident to keep building differentiated professional competency.
Growth mindset and cognitive intelligence are in strong demand to ride learning curves and make the progressive movement. The “development, enhancement, and coaching” cycle of leadership capability improvement focuses on shaping growth mindset, encouraging people to think differently and translate those thoughts into actions courageously. Coherent capability enables leaders to solve problems logically, make them antifragile, develop resilience, maintain focus and clarity, even under extreme pressure, to lead the team forward and generate high performance consistently.
Accountability is part of personal integrity, and one of important leadership qualities: Accountability is to be wise and brave enough as a leader to remove and change in time before the problem becomes overwhelming. Senior leaders with accountability will ask big “WHY” to clarify vision and strategic goals; they are responsible for setting strategic goals; and also hold others accountable for strategy implementation. Accountability goes hand in hand with the delegation of authority or power. If you ensure the individuals have autonomy within their tasks, you will be able to address performance on an equal partnership basis, and hold them accountable for producing higher than expected performance results.
Also, being a leader implies a certain level of responsibility. It doesn’t matter at what level one is leading: the team, department, corporation, nation, globe. There is no leadership where there is no responsibility. Leaders at different levels are decidedly different and are held to a different magnitude of expectations. Effective leaders have the responsibility to lead their team effectively to produce premium results coherently. Professionals are responsible for their actions; they should be accountable to themselves, to the team, and to their company consistently.
The future will become more complex and uncertain, leaders envision the better future, in their sphere of calling. Their role is then, to crystallize the vision and mobilize resources towards its purposes. Leadership as a bridge needs expanded vision, a set of quality ingredients, and inclusive coaching style to advance society in which all various areas of human endeavor continue to evolve, and collective potential can be maximized unbelievably..