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:
Embrace continuing education.
2018 saw a wide array of trends leave their mark on the business world, from the hype over blockchain to the increased utilization of chatbots and other AI tools. What hasn’t changed, however, is the necessity of businesses being ready to pivot and adapt to these new trends when needed.
You can save yourself a lot of headaches when you invest in your current employees to help them master the latest changes in technology. Not only will it improve employee engagement and loyalty, but this move will also help you shape your company’s future.
As Chad Halvorson writes, “Employee development both trains your current employees for possible future promotion from daily worker to management as well as shows you which employees have an aptitude for such a promotion.”
Are you poised to lead your team in the right direction in 2019? As you learn more about current trends and apply them appropriately to your own business endeavors, you can have confidence in the direction of your company.
A version of this article originally appeared on Inc.com
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