Future leaders invest their time in Creativity, Interactivity, and Productivity (part 4)

What leadership activities should we be investing in? That is where we left it last time. Looking out over the next decade, I believe the best leadership investments will be made in three areas. The first investment is in Creativity. No, I’m not talking about getting out the watercolors and interpreting the landscape. I am talking about getting clear on the mission, getting clear on the strategies, and using data to guide next actions. The second investment I call Interactivity. This is building stronger relationships, improving our emotional intelligence, and renewing trust. The third investment is in Productivity. Not our own productivity, per se, but the productivity of our teams. This is about leadership actions that clear up expectations, build and train future teams, and promote ruthless organization. All of these I have put into a system I call the Future Leadership Framework. More on the framework tomorrow in our last post of the series (this is post 4 in a series).

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Future Leader | Leadership

Published on January 28, 2019

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