Challenges for Leaders Today

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Challenges for Leaders Today
Luu Lien, Vietnam
What do you think are the main challenges for a manager-leader in business today?

Challenge for Leaders: Follow-up
Augustus Chuks Valentine, Analyst, Nigeria
It's one thing to have leadership skills and rudiments, another thing to put your initiatives into action. In my day-to-day activities, I've found out that even when a leader dishes out instructions to be carried out, in most cases, he needs to follow-up on ensuring that the instructions are carried out. Failure to do so, the idea becomes dormant. Augustus Chuks Valentine

Challenges for Leaders Today: Uncertainty
Gopalakrishna Bhat, Project Manager, India
Of the several challenges that hunt a leader today, the most severe challenge is the uncertainty of today’s business environment. Today’s economic slump poses a great challenge in taking up any decisions, be it signing up contract, investing in resources, short and long term planning. This is further aggravated by day to day operational challenges.

There are Many Challenges for Leaders Today!
Theresa Rabie, Other, Qatar
The challenges leaders face today is keeping up with change wrt, the economy, environment, cultural differences, ethics/good governance and business strategy. With globalization the world has got smaller but the role of a leader more diverse.

Risk Taking and Innovation ability
Chandramouli, Manager, India
Some of the challenges a leader faces is how to inculcate (Editor: convince of) his team members of risk taking and out of the box thinking.

Challenge for Leaders: Manage HR
I think the most important challenge of leaders today is how to manage human resources in a company to perform well.

Challenge for Leaders: Communicating Change
leonard kambona, Manager, Kenya
It is a challenge for leaders to be able to communicate change in a way that produces less resistance. Especially if the change would affect the people on whose shoulders is the responsibility to make it happen.

Biggest Challenge
Jody Locklear, United States
Simple: to be honest and maintain personal integrity! This is the principle of effective leadership that we see broken on a routine basis in all disciplines: politics, banking, brokerage firm, retail, pharma, technology, ... All business act on self-interest and compromise on honor.


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