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:
- Strategic Thinking
- Involvement & People Leadership
- Management of Ambiguity
- 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.