Become a leader in the post-COVID-19 era
Do you have the newest suite of capabilities required to lead? If you’re a future leader, your professional life answers this question.
As the world of work recovers from disruption, it’s vastly different from the world we may have envisioned. For this reason, the ‘CEO for One Month’ programme is here to equip you with the tools you need to adapt.
Future leaders play a key role in closing the global skills gap. Plus, even under current conditions, investment in the tech sector has soared. 2019’s investments are also helping to develop the new normal. In Europe alone, the UK secured a third of the £30.4bn invested in tech. This growth was beyond both the US and China, but how will this affect 2020? These are the questions changing the world, and we invite you to change it with us.
Now that we’re moving beyond the crisis, let’s look at the most recent trends.
Lead with tech
The need to provide future workers with in-demand tech skills cannot be overstated. It’s estimated that by 2030, there will be up to 375 million people that need to switch jobs and learn new skills. The recent increase in remote working has accelerated this megatrend. Hiring managers want to know if you’re a skillset leader and if you can be a part of their digital transformation.
This will require world-class soft skills, so changes can be implemented with an innovative mindset. As workforces are developed, your approach must be synonymous with the business strategy. This steps away from the stand-alone project methodology and embraces long-term goals.
Lead the 4th Industrial revolution
How will you embed creative business models in the organisation you work in? Truth is, many current leaders find that adapting to digital demands is beyond their capability. Therefore, outsourcing has been on the increase.
You’ll also see some leaders passing on responsibilities to Chiefs of Innovation and other types of digital officer. This is good news for you however, since you can be an executive that is called on by organisations in need, or better still: you can provide them with in-house solutions.
Lead your network
The new normal brings us a new set of challenges and opportunities. Professional networking platforms like LinkedIn have seen an increase in usage, and it’s the place to be if you want to move your career forwards. At the beginning of April 2020, 1.7 million hours of learning content was used vs. 560k hours at the beginning of January. That’s a threefold increase, and market influencers are using their additional time to upskill.
Successful people get ahead because they build a broad network of knowledgeable individuals. Therefore, we invite you to connect with the ‘CEO for One Month’ programme. If you’re ready to become a future leader, our network is here. We’re restarting the professional world, so follow us on our social media channels for the latest updates!