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Leading a team in 2020

Part 2
The evolution of management roles in the new decade

Being a great leader requires taking proactive steps to improve your capabilities. Committed leaders need to stay on top of current trends influencing their company, industry, employees, and themselves. Looking ahead at 2020, I’ll talk about skills that the leaders of tomorrow will need to succeed in any working environment.

Be a leader of change

In this evolving landscape, leaders and managers who step outside their comfort zone and adapt to and even drive change will be the ones that stay successful. These leaders have the wisdom and courage to try and find new ways to achieve goals. These leaders will support the evolution in their organisation and teams to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Modern problems require modern solutions
Just like leaders who adapt to change, managers of the future will be creative in their approach to solving problems at the workplace. Evolving business landscapes and disruptive technology means new opportunities that need to be approached with fresh ideas. These leaders will be integral to shaping the change, rather than be just being passive and reactive.

Finding opportunities before they knock
The successful leaders of tomorrow will be those who can identify and close opportunity gaps in their market. In doing so, they’ll effectively manage competitive threats as they arise and anticipate trends and solutions. Broadening observations to find opportunities, exploring new frontiers, and identifying timing and depth of opportunities are crucial elements of this trait. These leaders will innovate to overcome opportunity gaps, and they’ll find new ways of doing things and drive their team to meet goals.


Reem Masswadeh is Client Services Director at Cicero & Bernay Public Relations, an independent PR agency headquartered in Dubai offering new-age public relations consultancy to the UAE and across the MENA region. |