Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the future?

Organizations are facing tough challenges because of the global megatrends, the digital age, and a new set of demands from employees, especially from the millennials. These megatrends are driving business forward, and forcing new behavior into organizations, leaders, and employees.

It requires:

  • Holism – A new holistic approach to strategy, leadership, and people, with an updated mindset and skill-set for you and your leaders.
  • Responsiveness – Trimming and redefining your organization and culture to respond fast enough.
  • Entrepreneurship – A redesign of the way you organize work, constant innovation, internal startups, and a portfolio approach

Are you unsure of your skills?

This tool provides an assessment of such leadership skills. The tool consists of a feedback form, based on the behavior and role, that a leader in the Future of Work should master.

The assessment has three steps:

  1. Get familiar with the behavior and role, that a leader should master
  2. Take the assessment, either alone (if you’re assessing yourself) or in a group (if your team is assessing you)
  3. Evaluate the result, and make a direction for your development

1: Get familiar with the behavior and role, that a leader should master

A full set of videos on Future of Work are gathered here.

Role and mindset

A video introduction in Danish: Future of Work – Afsnit 6: En leders mindset og rolle (4½ minutes)

You should check the resources on our site, or dive into this presentation of Responsive Leadership. A leader should fulfill this role and mindset

role-of-a-leader

Behaviour

A video introduction in Danish: Future of Work – Afsnit 7: En leders adfærd (4 minutes)

A leader should master these 8 behaviours:

behaviour-of-a-leader

2: Take the assessment

Download the assessment:

The tool consists of 11 areas, each with a rating scale for the strength of the area, and with a comment field for specific examples. (By the way, contact us if you need the PowerPoint version of these documents.)

You can use it personally for self-assessment, or in a group for getting feedback to you from each team member in your team … or in other ways that fit your agenda and intention.

Typically it takes 30 minutes for a good introduction to Future Of Work and the role of a leader, and another 30 minutes for a team to fill in the template. We normally facilitate this by introducing each topic one at a time with explanations, and then leaving 2-3 minutes to the team members for evaluating, prior to moving to the next topic.

3: Evaluate the result, and make a direction for your development

Look at the result. If you also have gathered feedback from your team, look at that too.

What are your strengths?
What’s missing?

Make a plan – with small but tangible and daily steps – for developing behaviour and mastering skills.

Show your plan to your team, and get their input and support. We’re all here to learn.

Consider teaming up with a mentor during the next 6-12 months.