Digital transformation and market disruption are reshaping the rules of competition and the requirements needed to be and remain successful. Major organizations in particular are faced with the challenge of having to act in an agile way and to conjure up and drive the company’s entrepreneurial spirit. Finding the starting point with the greatest leverage often points to the executives. The goal is to promote autonomy and entrepreneurial thinking with regard to leadership, while inspiring sustainable visions for the future. Agile leadership is the new way of leadership, and now is the time to support our executives in unleashing the potential of their employees, teams and departments with a lasting effect. This requires an orientation as to what agile leadership means, and a basis for inspiring self-reflection. Finally, there is also a need for targeted support to achieve maximum effect with minimum effort.
What requirements must a modern leader meet?
In an interview with Dr. Robert Hogan, founder and president of Hogan Assessment Systems, Nicole Neubauer talks about important competencies for leaders and how they can be used.
With the HAVE-model and Agile Leader Assessments by Hogan help to individually develop executives, offering measures for targeted, strategically placed development opportunitiesto be applied throughout departments or the entire company.
To remain competitive in the long run, organizations must adapt to constantly changing market and environmental conditions. Change can be actively controlled and driven, or passively triggered by external factors. In the ideal case, a company should deal with significant environmental factors at an early point in time, and continuously, and assume an active role in this respect.
Not only digitization, but employees’ changed demands are requiring companies to focus on the “New Work” approach. Flexible working hours and locations, new ways of working together (e.g. networks, social media), involvement of employees and participatory leadership are key points to be taken into consideration.
Digitization changes the workplace: We are currently experiencing fast paced developments in genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and 3D printing, to name but a few examples. Computers are taking over human tasks at a growing pace, resulting in considerable change for many occupations. Jobs with a high potential for automation can be easily replaced.