Prior to the pandemic, top-level executives were uneasy about their leaders’ ability to handle unexpected challenges. Only 1 in 5 executives surveyed believed their leaders had the skills needed to achieve their organization’s current and future strategic priorities. That was in 2018, let’s fast forward to now.

In addition to creating a massive humanitarian challenge, the pandemic has created business challenges unlike any we have ever faced. Abrupt dislocation of how employees work, changes in customer priorities and workplace practices, and ultimately what constitutes business performance and how we measure it to name a few.

As a result, leaders have had to shift how they lead in expedient and ingenious ways. Add to this the upswelling of social justice demands, this unique moment requires a new set of leadership imperatives with great potential beyond this crisis. The opportunity is now for re-calibration and re-imagination, with profound implications for the organization on how they identify and develop leaders for the future and beyond.

In today’s Change and Thrive podcast, I am pleased to have Dr. Loretta Cate, who is a member of the WLH team and co-leader of our WIL initiative. We are going to focus on a new leadership paradigm that is required for today and beyond.

Watch and/or Listen now on your favorite podcast platform! Feel free to share some ways your team is thriving during change in the comments below. Thank you for tuning in,Wendy

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