Navigating Uncertain Times Means That Managers Should Be Teaching Their Leadership Style to Their Teams

September 12, 2023
Alexandra Simon

 

As businesses grapple with post-pandemic restructuring, new social responsibilities, and increased expectations for employee well-being, leadership has never been more complex. The demands of contemporary leadership style extend far beyond merely driving team performance. Today, leaders must now tackle social issues, employee mental health, and operate in an environment rife with ambiguity. According to Gallup, only 32 percent of U.S. employees are engaged in their work, underscoring the urgency to address these pressing challenges. This is where managers and their effective leadership need to step in.

So, how do leaders navigate this rapidly evolving landscape and harness the full potential of their teams? What skills and mindset shifts are essential for effective leadership today?

On the newest episode of “Tuesdays with Morrisey,” host Adam Morrisey talked with leadership expert and bestselling author Liz Wiseman to unpack the status quo and future trajectory of leadership. The discussion revolved around the evolving roles of managers (and what makes a successful one), the impact of their approaches on team performance, and the need for fresh leadership paradigms in today’s complex business landscape.

Their conversation mostly touched on leadership in addition to: 

  • How leaders today are underutilizing talent and struggling to adapt to new responsibilities like employee well-being and social issues.
  • Wiseman’s insights from her book “Multipliers,” focusing on how leaders can either amplify or drain the intelligence and capability of their team based on their leadership style.
  • The challenges faced by high-performing individuals as they step into managerial roles, where the metrics of success radically shift.

Liz Wiseman is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership R&D firm that has worked with companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nike, and Salesforce. She is a thought leader in the field of leadership and the author of bestselling books such as “Multipliers,” “Rookie Smarts,” and “Impact Players.” Her work has led her to address key leadership issues and provide actionable insights for today’s managers.

Recent Episodes

Women's empowerment
View episode

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

Tote pallet building systems are revolutionizing robotic palletization
View episode

With their focus on efficiency and simplicity, how are tote pallet building systems revolutionizing robotic palletization in modern warehouses? Joe McGrath, the Solutions Design Lead at Hy-Tek Intralogistics, delved into the transformative potential of tote-based systems within the broader ecosystem of pallet building. He highlighted the simplicity, repeatability, and reduced complexity that tote systems […]

Robotic pallet movers
View episode

The world of logistics is undergoing a major transformation, all thanks to robotic picking and stacking tech. These robotic pallet movers automate the stacking of products, thereby enhancing efficiency and accuracy in warehouses and distribution centers. As e-commerce continues to grow, the demand for quicker and more efficient operations is pushing the adoption of […]