There are three trends that are not going away in regards to leadership.
As a leader we can continue to deny the need to adapt to these trends or we can look at ways we can take advantage of these trends to help us be better leaders and more successful business owners.
The three trends are:
Technology adaptation- maybe you are a reluctant late adapter to social media, perhaps you have resisted the new tech updates in your company, or you may be struggling to work with a leader or co-worker who is not up to speed on the technology needed to do their jobs.
Wherever you are in your technology adaptation we cannot deny or ignore the fact that technology is continuing to shift the way we do business, how we do our jobs and how we work together.
Some people are afraid of what technology means in their industry and that it might put them out of a job. If you look at this fear I want you to think of previous technological advances and how they shifted reality but the world did not end.
For example in the airline industry, mobile device check in did not eliminate ticket agents at the airport, print your own baggage tag has not eliminated airline staff to help with luggage. Think of when you go shopping- self serve check out has not eliminated a person to help with the technology it shifted what they do.
It is time to embrace the technology trend to the next level – what does that mean for you? Think about it, embrace the willingness to learn and then do it.