Values for job security, stability and a fair paycheck have given way to autonomy, growth (through change) and performance incentives, balanced with quality of life incentives. Today’s workers are seeking jobs and companies that align with their values. Even in a tough job market, it’s often about finding “more than a job.” Self-expression, transparency and openness, fulfillment and passion are now words and expectations that leaders must consider as they lead a new generation of employees. Discussing values to define them together (not just individually, but as teams and departments) is becoming more and more important, and is part of the role of a leader.
Are we on Leadership 2.0? 3.0? 17.0?
Leadership must evolve to embrace new dynamics, focusing on engagement and buy-in – creating dialogue, stirring up participation, and driving people to focused, purposeful action.
The “newest leadership” evolution brings seven new critical success factors, identified by Luke Iorio of iPEC, to the forefront.