Today's workforce is changing in leaps and bounds. As a leader, are you ready to adapt to these changes or continue doing things the old-school way? The answer here lies in what kind of leadership personality you possess.
Speaking on what kind of leadership the world needs, a Bill Gates quote comes to mind which says "As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." Essentially, this means a boss should know how to treat employees better. They should have a clear understanding that their company's mission-vision should include their employees' welfare.
In a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, respondents identified seven important leadership traits they think mattered the most in today's workforce. On the top of that list is being honest. There's nothing like transparency to make your day, doesn't it? Who wants to work with a dishonest individual, anyway?
Next on that list is intelligence. This is where you'll see that a boss still needs to be a visionary. The leader needs to know how to be smart in making crucial decisions for the company and its employees. In connection with that, being decisive and organized rank third and fourth, respectively, in that survey list.
Going back to Gates' quote, to empower employees means to be compassionate about them, too. That's the sixth survey result. The seventh is being ambitious. There's nothing like a stagnant boss to disempower and discourage employees from doing their best.
Based on these traits, what kind of leadership personality do you think you have? Go take the quiz and see!