IDENTIFYING TOMORROW'S LEADERS

Written on the 16 July 2014 by Laura Daquino

IDENTIFYING TOMORROW'S LEADERS THE introspective extravert - tomorrow's leader - according to a recent Hudson report.

Identifying Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: Determining the Differences that Matter has facilitated the employee acquisition, promotion and retention process by laying out key traits that distinguish potential leaders.

The results were drawn from responses of more than 100 emerging leaders in Australia, which were then compared to those of more than 160,000 professionals and 700 C-Suite Leaders from Hudson’s global database.

Simon Moylan, Hudson’s executive general manager of talent management in Asia Pacific, says the survey provided interesting insights that may be at odds with popular thought.

Hudson’s review suggests emerging leaders are the workplace’s introspective extraverts – strong interpersonally but also equipped to handle abstract thought.

“What our research shows is that emerging leaders, while they tend to be extraverted, aren’t necessarily interested in socialising with their colleagues,” says Moylan.

“They are much more focused on driving results and are comfortable working independently.

“They’re not looking to build friendships, they’re looking to lead – and are confident in doing so.”

Hudson has directed advice to companies about attracting and managing tomorrow’s leaders, congruent with other reports such as Hays' released earlier this week.

Emerging leaders are reported to be interested in working for companies that have a “clear proactive focus”.

Based on comparison with C-Suite leaders, emerging leaders appear to be more traditional in their business approach, taking greater time in making decisions with complex information and handling unfamiliar situations.

Therefore, employers have been advised to adopt a more participative leadership style to provide a platform for employees to develop their leadership potential.

Hudson reports that the right coaching will encourage the development of the conceptual thinking, decision making ability, and relational and intercultural sensitivity necessary for a capable leader of tomorrow.

Hudson’s tips to employers for fostering talent:
  1. Clear criteria to assist the identification of ‘likely’ emerging leaders, established by the company’s management or executive board.
  2. Paths for growth to keep emerging leaders on their growth trajectory and ensure they don’t stray.
  3. Bring in talent management professionals who use measurement and tracking techniques to gauge potential leaders among staff.
  4. Have development programs in place where employees can be actively groomed for senior roles

Author: Laura Daquino Connect via: Twitter LinkedIn

Latest News

BELLAMY'S FINDS EXPORTING BABY FORMULA INTO CHINA IS NO CHILD'S PLAY

BELLAMY'S (ASX: BAL) shares have suffered a 40 per cent drop in value today after the company hit a regulatory...

BRISBANE WATCH BRAND ADINA AIMS FOR ICONIC

ADINA watches is at a turning point in its history, 45 years after being founded by Robert 'Bob' Menzies i...

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR BODY AS MUCH AS YOUR BUSINESS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is a busy business. It can be all-consuming, but it is important not to neglect your health Y...

BULLETS BACK IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

ALTHOUGH new to the current south-east Queensland sporting landscape, the Brisbane Bullets have a rich basketball ...

Related News

JB HI-FI IS THE GOOD GUY IN $870 MILLION ACQUISITION

ELECTRONICS giant JB Hi-Fi has formally completed its $870 million acquisition of home appliance chain The Good Gu...

ACCC ACTS AGAINST MERITON'S RIGGED REVIEWS

MERITON Property Services is under fire from Australia's main consumer watchdog, after it allegedly engaged in mi...

ACCC FIRES WARNING SHOT TO IVF PROVIDERS

IVF clinics have been put on notice by consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC...

BIG W CEO QUITS AFTER 11 MONTHS

SALLY MacDonald has resigned as chief executive of BIG W ending her tenure at the helm of the struggling discount ...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter