At the beginning of 2019, AIM conducted a study on the State of Australianleadership. One aspect of this study was a survey asking participants to nominate the three most important skills for workplace leaders to have.
To be healthier, to learn a new skill, or to advance my career are just some of the New Year’s resolutions people will make this year. But to follow through on these goals is often much easier said than done.
In a recent AIM survey, 62.7% of people stated that they had made New Year’s resolutions in 2018. However, only 11.1% managed to stick to 100% of them, while 43.2% accomplished no more than half (with 7.0% confessing to have achieved nothing).
As each new year comes around, the time has come to reflect on the year that was and to also look forward to what 2019 will hold. As part of this process, it is tradition to re-evaluate some of our life choices and see where we can make changes or improvements.
Based on a recent AIM survey, nearly 85% of people said they plan on having New Year’s resolutions. So, let’s take a closer look at what will be the top three goals for 2019.
I’m in Sales and I’m really proud of it. I find that most full-time sellers, working for a great company or delivering a great product or service, usually are. However, when you move into the realm of seller-doers, it’s a whole different story.
But what is a seller-doer? Those that must win the work and deliver the work they win, i.e. Engineers, Architects, Accountants, Consultants. This covers most professional services firms and small business owners, general managers and MDs that do not rely on a full-time sales team to secure business.
Each time a company hires new talent, they look for a mix of different skills and experiences. However, it’s no longer enough to just be a functional expert. To complement core competencies, there are a great number of soft skills that employers seek, many of which can be gained through an MBA degree.
Being a leader has moved beyond just giving your staff directions and expecting that the job will get done. If they want to thrive and be the best in today’s fast-paced work environment, leaders must be able to help organisations quickly adapt to change and uncover new opportunities for growth. They need to engage effectively with not only their team but also other departments and external stakeholders to ensure success.
Studying an MBA while having a full-time job can appear daunting. But with the right tools, a bit of preparation and some self-discipline, there is absolutely no reason to worry. Tom Ryan, AIM Coach, shares some advice to guarantee success.
It works just like the grease that keeps the wheels of your organisation turning. A lack of effective communication between teams, managers, and employees will almost certainly grind your business to a halt.
Most of the time, we attribute organisational success to the decisions of senior executives. This ignores the fact that every single one of us, regardless of our position, make critical decisions each day that all contribute to long-term results.
As long as we feel empowered and confident, we can contribute and transform our organisations from the inside out. We can all make the choice to become a leader, and by developing a leadership state of mind, we can inspire ourselves and the people around us.