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Start the new year off right with these leadership tips

The business world is in the midst of a meteoric transformation. Old leadership models no longer work. For you as a leader, this means not just going with the flow, but being at the forefront with a new kind of leadership. You want to grow with good leadership, human leadership. Because your people are crucial to achieving your growth ambitions. Effective leadership is the key factor that makes the difference between successful and struggling companies. Let's start the new year together with a big dose of inspiration and four powerful tips for leadership development throughout the organization!

1. Create leaders at all levels

The call for new leadership is loud and clear. Fortunately, you often have the people you need for this already walking around in your organization! That is why it is important to integrate new leadership models and styles at all levels of the organization. Strengthening only the senior executives is not enough; the entire organization needs renewed leadership skills. This is how you promote strategic thinking and anticipation skills at every level. The end result? An organization that becomes more resilient and flexible as a whole.
If you want to help your employees develop their leadership skills, it is important to take a holistic approach. According to the 70-20-10 model for learning and development, 70% of learning takes place through new experiences, 20% through interaction with colleagues and 10% through classroom training. In other words, leaders are made and not born! So try to combine these three elements to create a powerful approach to promoting success within your organization.

2. Engage your people

Empowering your organization begins with empowering your people. In an era where hybrid working has become the norm, empowering your organization requires more than ever a conscious commitment to engaging your teams, even remotely. High-performance teams have the ability to think and make decisions independently, thanks to their increased autonomy. Keeping employees engaged remotely is a challenge. As a result, both individual autonomy and engaged leadership have become even more important. So dare your employees to make their own choices. And support them from your role as leader by scheduling regular check-ins, communicating effectively and celebrating successes together.

3. Empathy is a must

If you want to engage people, you first want to understand how they feel. Indeed, research shows in fact, that empathetic leadership is crucial for a positive work environment and increased productivity. But it goes beyond that. It creates employer loyalty, reduces employee turnover and even has a demonstrably positive effect on turnover. So in times of economic uncertainty, as we are currently experiencing, developing your empathy skills is not only important, it is necessary. Who wouldn't want to lead with a touch of humanity that not only transforms the work environment, but also takes the company to new heights?

4. Experience, develop and redevelop

In the rapidly changing business world, it is important to continually develop and redevelop skills. This process, known as "upskilling," focuses on strengthening existing skills and contributes to increasing the overall skill set. In this context, it is essential to foster a learning culture that is based on teamwork and involves all levels of the organization. Success in leadership development requires active participation from your employees. So make sure they are not just passive spectators.

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In 2024 is old school leadership is no longer an option. Progress requires an approach based on empathy, commitment, reflection and teamwork. Want to be ready for the future? At Paradise Shaper, we have developed the proven method to make your leadership a success story. Contact us today and discover how you can scale in the rapidly changing business world.

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