We’re nearly through the first quarter of 2021 so I decided to take the pulse of what industry analysts and thought leaders are saying about the state of leadership this year. I did an analysis of seven sources* in the talent development and human capital industry to come up with the key themes in leadership trends for this year. Here’s what they’ve predicted, along with my take on the observations.
*See list of white papers, podcasts and blog posts reviewed at end of this post.
3 Key Themes for 2021
Leading with empathy is the new “it” skill. It appears this important leadership trait has finally made the front page due to the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every source I reviewed included it. Longtime industry analyst Josh Bersin put it this way in a podcast with Human Resources Today: “We’ve learned . . .