5 Leadership Skills and Qualities for the Future

In today’s modern business world, we’re seeing the rise of many leaders. Employees have the varied experience and confidence to step up into leadership roles, and more than ever, we’re seeing entrepreneurial skills in our team members.

But what are the characteristics that will stand out, and be prominent and necessary in the future of business? How will we need to tailor our approach and expectations?

We’ve complied a list of 5 skills and qualities that future leaders will require in order to put the organisational mission into action, empower their team and respond to upcoming generations and technology.

1. Empathy

Leadership has always required a strong foundation of emotional intelligence, and the future will call for further ability to build and nurture emotional intelligence within our teams. Being empathetic will allow leaders to understand, relate to and inspire employees, paramount to ensuring you attract and retain the right talent for your business in a turbulent business world. This compassion will also you to facilitate relationships that will help you stand out in the industry.

2. Promoting Work /Life Balance

Research is showing that the upcoming generations entering our workforce will feel more comfortable changing jobs, workplaces, and careers than ever before. Plus, industries are seeking individuals with diverse and unique experience. So, in order to be a great and respectable leader, the ability to promote a healthy and flexible work/life balance will be more imperative than ever. A team that feels like management understands the various priorities and desires they have in their life will be more willing to demonstrate loyalty and be more productive.

3. Empowerment

Following from the need to understand the needs of your team and embrace the unique paths they will want to take, excellent leaders will place high emphasis on empowering indiv