Posted on December 8th, 2023
By Cubie Davis King, Ph.D.
One urgent challenge facing organizations in industries and business sectors nationwide (as told by senior leaders) is the need for leadership skills that engage and empower teams to next-level greatness. In fact, this problem is now a worldwide concern. Oddly enough, researchers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted this leadership and skills gap as early as 2010. Experts warned organizations to prepare for the gaps many are experiencing today.
Because of these skills gaps, many organizations now pay a premium to bring in the talent needed for day-to-day operations. Look around, and you see this is true in nearly every industry across the board. Whether in education, law enforcement, legal, hospitality, information and technology, fast food, or even government entities. Recruiting and retaining workers with astute leadership skills is at a premium.
Here are four leadership skills experts say are in high demand in 2024.
The ability to stand by a set of values and beliefs. Teams get confused when they have a leader who goes whichever way the wind blows. They believe something one day, and something else on another day. Today’s teams are looking for strong leaders who stand by their values and beliefs and who will go to bat for them when they are right. Such leaders are in great demand.
These four skills are in high demand nationwide. Mastering these skills and training young leaders to embrace their importance with move your team to the next level and far ahead of your competitors.
About the Author:
Dr. Cubie Davis King is an international talent and leadership development consultant and coach. His books are being used by employees at Costco, Goodwill Industries, Navy Housing, Super Glue, Holiday Inn, and many others.