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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Harvard Business Review

In our recent book, “ Leadership 2030: The six megatrends you need to understand to lead your company into the future ,” we examined the repercussions of the convergence of major forces like globalization, climate change, increased individualism, and accelerating digitization. Among our findings is that leadership in the future will involve increased personal and business-level discomfort. Leaders motivated by power over others will not thrive in this new world.

Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

Harvard Business Review

You’re well aware that you’ll need to rely on your emotional intelligence skills to understand and work through your new team’s dynamics. The late, great scholar David McClelland studied three human needs, or motivators that are profoundly important when it comes to managing people: the need for achievement, the need for power, and the need for affiliation. This takes tremendous emotional intelligence, starting with self awareness.