5 Leadership Trends That Will Dominate 2019 Part 4

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:

Emphasize accountability.

2018 continued to see a major increase in remote work. While there is no doubt remote work lowers office overhead costs, increases access to a wider range of talent and has the potential to improve productivity, it doesn’t come without its challenges.

One of the biggest problems it brings is around accountability. Through my company LearnLoft’s work with hundreds of companies, the problem of accountability revolves around having competent and effective leaders. You will see more and more organizations in 2019 provide training and development around having consequential conversations.  

As a business leader, you need to lead the charge by consistently holding yourself and those on your team accountable to a set of standards and values. 

A version of this article originally appeared on Inc.com

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