People-Centric Leadership and Its Impact on The Future of Leadership
People-centric leadership has transformed the face of leadership in the ongoing global health crisis.
Most leading organisations across industries have embraced agility and empathy in leveraging employee empowerment, innovation, and cross-functional ways of working.
Conversely, this is a new world for many traditional managers as they are used to managing stable environments wherein the outcome can be easily predicted and controlled.
You cannot control a VUCA environment, but as an organisation, you can prepare to respond fast, seamlessly, and adapt to the changes as they come. Here is where people-centric leadership comes in.
People-centric leadership is a form of leadership that puts employees first and foremost when setting organisational strategic objectives and in decision-making. It seeks to ensure that people understand the vision and purpose of the organisation and how they can contribute to the shared vision and business objectives.
Although many companies have robust strategic visions, development programs, and processes, developing a solid people-centric leadership culture eludes the many.
Developing the right leadership ethos that puts people at the heart of strategy while reflecting the company values and vision takes time, and is central to the future of leadership.
How People-Centric Leadership is Impactful to the Future of Leadership
Research shows that companies which invest in a strong people-centric culture are able to leverage their cultural "capital", especially when navigating tensions as a result of the changing business and leadership context in today’s VUCA world.
Attracts and Retains Top Talent
Whereas work cultures are unique and different across organisations, one fact remains the same. The workforce of today is looking for purpose, meaning, and impact.
People-Centric Leadership Embraces Diversity
Maintains a Competitive Advantage
Natalie Schrogl - Author
Founder & Managing Director, The Interface Leadership
Natalie Schrogl is a sought after leadership strategist, keynote speaker, and creator of "The ARMOUR of Leadership", a template for leadership transformation and a solid guide to crafting a sustainable response to the changing leadership landscape.