As you have probably noticed the old concept of leading has changed.
Some leaders are keeping pace, some not.
This has never been more clear than it is right now due to current health concerns worldwide.
You are seeing the tools, methods, and workforce change rapidly.
These changes, whether forced, or as a result of business innovation, are important to embrace.
Because these changes are shrinking the space between leadership and team members.
– There is more transparency due to technology to be open with your people.
– There is more need to be in the trenches with your people.
– There is more reason to connect on a regular basis with your people.
They current workforce demands authenticity over authority, and they want to see it first-hand now more than ever.
There are companies I work with who have been in business over 100 years who get this, and there are start-ups who are missing out on this.
So the time in business is not what matters.
What matters is the way you are conducting business and handling change within your culture.
Be authentic. Be honest. Be open to listening. Do this and you are well on your way to leading by example now and for years to come.