After two years of COVID and the Pandemic, businesses have learned a lot of lessons, and yet with the effects on our economy, businesses still struggle with what works and what new hurdles might throw harder curves. There are a large number of long-term leaders, who have chosen to take their retirement after the first or second year of COVID, and with our respect and appreciation. Plus, many of those experienced leaders did their best to use the past best practices and solutions for past problems, which had worked for previous bad times. Now these hard-working leaders find themselves exhausted and frustrated, thus they were ready to hand off the reigns to a new group of “top guns”.
As new challenges have developed, there needs to be those with “fresh ideas”, who are innovative, full of creative thinking, different or unique mental processing, accessible to unusual resources, and possessing a stubborn or persevering determination to resolving tough problems.
These new “leaders” still have many critical lessons to learn, but it is not uncommon in these difficult scenarios to need such brash, determined, and creative people to get us through major hurdles. For this kind of group, there needs to be a specific, strategic training program that will unleash and open the minds of creative thinkers. There may even need to open the door for some “risk taking” in order to outsmart the opponent. It is those brave individuals, who have the skills and nature to think of unusual options and avenues, helping “outsmart” our competition.
Needless to say, the type of Leadership Training needed for such sharp minds seldom comes in a “box”, but is more likely to be a customized program that is created with specific expectations in mind. No training program is perfect nor 100% successful. A large part of the success is based on the competencies of the trainees. Leaders for the future need to be ones with strong intelligence, ample creativity, with substantial resources, and possessing extensive energy and stamina. The Trainer of this group should be experienced, focused, and have a deep resource of innovative ideas. This Trainer also has enthusiastic communication skills.
It is the combination of 1) strong, competent candidates; 2) rich, creative program; and 3) experienced, talented trainer, which produces a Successful Leadership Team. These are the kind of factors needed for Successful Outcomes during Difficult Times.