WE MODEL LEADERS OF TOMORROW
Tomorrow’s top leaders will not only set vision and corporate strategy, but they will also make sure that strategies are executed properly. They will also be expected to develop talent, foster innovation and model their company values. That’s according to a new global survey commissioned by American Management Association (AMA) and conducted by the Human Resource Institute (HRI). Essentially, tomorrow’s leaders will be expected to do it all.
The AMA/HRI survey on “Leading into the Future” included responses from 1,573 managers and HR experts around the world. It found that the number one driver of changes that will have an impact on leadership is “increased global competition,” followed by “the need to focus on customers,” then “assuring operational efficiency” and, finally, to “adapt to the accelerating pace of change.”
“In corporate life today, leaders are operating in a period of heightened expectations and increased scrutiny,” said Edward T. Reilly, AMA’s president and CEO. “Many executives are worried about the future and what the leadership competencies will be. This unprecedented survey identifies the essential skills, tools and approaches needed both today and in the future as companies prepare employees for leadership positions at all levels in the organization,” Reilly added.