Becoming a great leader requires taking proactive steps to improve your own leadership capabilities. But there’s more to it than that.
Engaged leaders need to stay on top of the current trends influencing their individual company, their industry, their employees and attitudes toward the working world in general. To ensure that your company continues to achieve great results, focus on these five leadership trends in 2019:
Time to pick up the pace.
We live in a world of instant gratification. Customers demand results faster than ever these days, and the businesses that learn to keep up are the ones that will continue to grow. For leaders, ensuring that “picking up the pace” doesn’t lead to a decline in quality will be crucial.
For further elaboration on this, I reached out to Dhruv Saxena, co-founder and CEO of ShipBob. “There has been a major shift in expectations, driven by retail consumers. From two-day shipping of e-commerce orders to near real-time responses for online inquiries, people’s expectations continue to evolve,” he notes.
“Businesses have to meet these new expectations, yet just as importantly, they must do so without burning out colleagues and employees. For many businesses, this will require adopting new strategies, tools, or services that streamline operations and not only reduce the burden on their staff, but empower them.”
Companies that find the balance between increased speed and continued high-quality results will be far better positioned to grow in 2019.
A version of this article originally appeared on Inc.com
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