EMA Partners: The Adaptive Leader in a VUCA Environment - Pre and post the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a VUCA, (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) Environment adaptable leaders are required more now than ever, especially leaders who have the ability to pivot and respond to an ever-changing landscape in which they are operating including, new circumstances and updating their knowledge and skills to meet these new demands. Adaptive leadership emphasizes learning and to be in a position to ask better questions, listen more astutely, maintain a flexible mindset, build stronger relationships, and further develop a sense of authenticity and humility.

In a recent study that EMA Partners International conducted on Leadership Styles, where more than 400 leaders of global and local companies from 5 continents participated, they were asked the following question:

“What are the top five competencies that your organization's senior management team should develop to better navigate people and business post Covid-19?”, the top answers were:

  1. Strategic Thinking
  2. Involvement & People Leadership
  3. Innovation
  4. Management of Ambiguity
  5. Generate Confidence and Positive Attitudes

Fostering a culture of shared appreciation and inclusion inspires us to give our best during times of uncertainty and change and keeps us connected and informed.

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MarĂ­a Isabel Luna
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