14 Leadership Trends That Will Shape Organizations In 2018

There’s no “right” way to be a leader. Everyone who steps into a management or executive role has a different style of motivating and guiding people, and effective leadership means finding the way that works best for both you and your team.

Good leaders also know when it’s time to adjust their approach, and are able to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the workforce. We asked 14 members of Forbes Coaches Council to share their insights on the biggest and most influential leadership and management trends of 2018.

1.Encouraging All Team Members To Be Brand Ambassadors

Leaders are starting to recognize that every employee is an opportunity to provide the market insights into the culture, quality and standards of the organization. By leveraging social media, particularly LinkedIn, every employee can become an ambassador. Those messages can be hugely amplified by the employees. It’s effectively free PR but more powerful, because it’s authentic and believable. –Tyron GiulianiSelling Made Social

2.Investing In Human Capital Development

Leaders and companies will recognize the long-term benefit of focusing on human capital development. Taking a vested interest in helping employees thrive in all areas of their lives (not just work), will create more engagement, productivity and overall happier employees. – MJ ImpastatoH2H Systems

3.Increasing Emphasis On Empathetic Leadership

Value-driven Gen Y and Gen Z talent will continue to leave command-and-control cultures for collaborative workplaces. The value of leadership empathy will be sky-high in 2018. The ability to understand, relate to and be sensitive to employees, colleagues and communities will be paramount. We will see an even greater emphasis on listening, relating and coaching to drive effective leadership. – Loren MargolisTraining & Leadership Success LLC

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