JLBC: DEVELOPING LEADERS
Adapting to a changing landscape
In today's corporate world, the old idea of a job for life has been
all but superseded by the portfolio career. Leaders now face near-constant transition, and only those who develop the change-management skills to cope will survive. The emphasis has shifted from excelling in a particular corporate position to excelling in one vital project—leading your own life based on consistent principles.
Profiting from change
In business today, leaders need to manage and inspire not just their core teams but groups of freelancers, temporary staff, and outsourcers. Engaging such potentially disparate groups to align them with the vision and values of the organization is the new leadership challenge. Today's leaders may be heading up a virtual team—with members based globally— formed around a customer problem that needs solving or an innovative idea rather than a group of people working together for the same employer. Leaders who can be agile and build virtual networks, teams, and alliances quickly will be the long-term winners.
Leaders are looking less and less to their employers to provide a framework or support system for their life—they need to develop it themselves. As an individual aiming to survive in this rapidly changing environment, you must be excellent at understanding customer
needs and have supreme confidence in your ability to deliver and market yourself. Thinking creatively and with a vision about your career and personal mission should become a life-long process and
a central theme in your continued success.
Identify your next direction for development.
Refine your brand
Practice new skills and behaviors