3 Constants of Change for Leaders

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016 | Leadership

Anyone in a leadership role can attest that getting comfortable just isn’t in the cards. But change, like many things in life and business, is all about perspective. With it comes the potential for growth and new opportunities for your teams and company.

Check out the 3 constants of change that leaders face in today’s corporate landscape and what they mean for how you can be better prepared.

1. Employees

If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, you’ve probably noticed that people stay at jobs for shorter periods of time than they did 20 or even 10 years ago.

It used to be standard for employees to stay with an employer for 2 years minimum (and anything less was considered a blemish to your résumé). But today’s employees don’t follow this rule nearly as much, and employers have adjusted their mindsets too.

For leaders, more people coming and going demands the ability to engage with different personalities and age groups. Being able to close the generation gap and unify a diverse team is more important now than ever before.

2. Work

Hopefully as your career has progressed, you’ve continued to grow and taken on new responsibilities. But, as you may have experienced firsthand, work doesn’t change for every person at the same rate.

Leaders and those stepping into leadership roles need to be prepared to change work on multiple levels, from taking on an entirely new position, like that of a new manager now leading his or her former peers, to an extra duty or interest, like mentoring a new hire or starting the company book club.

3. Tools

New technology is rolling over faster than most of us ever would have imagined, and with it comes cutting-edge tools in your industry’s operations, from specialty programs for your field to the tools used for running your company website or communicating with team members on the other side of the country.

Even if you’re not the tech-savviest person at your organization, as a leader, you’re tasked with being up to speed on these advancements, enough to be able to answer questions about them and make sure that the ones you choose are the right fit for your company.

Finding Strength in Change

Dealing with change and times of uncertainty in a leadership role can be overwhelming, but it’s also what makes leading an inspiring and rewarding challenge. Finding strength in change will help you become a stronger, more effective leader if you make an active commitment and effort to do so.

And that’s where Arden’s experienced coaches come in. If you’d like to be more ahead of changes taking place at your organization, outside perspective from an expert and a targeted plan for personal growth can be the fuel you and your teams need to preserve despite constant change.

If you’re interested in further exploring our executive coaching services, contact us today for a complimentary consult and price quote.

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