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Common Leadership Challenges

Monday, August 30 | Executive Insights

Business leaders encounter many challenges in running their companies that may stand in the way of achieving growth and profitability. Although they understand the organization, history, and challenges that their companies encounter, there may still be obstacles preventing them from effectively driving the organization. Here are some of the common leadership challenges they often face.

Acquiring and Retaining Employees

In today’s environment, employees display less loyalty to the companies for which they work. It’s increasingly common for employees to change jobs every few years due to job dissatisfaction or the pursuit of personal career endeavors. Business leaders must have a plan to attract new talent to the organization and retain existing employees. In addition, they need to ensure that employees are motivated, inspired, and receive outstanding support to perform at their best. Providing development and training opportunities, like BOAR’s NextGen Evolution, is another way to help retain current employees.

Stepping Out of Their Shadows

Whether a leader is new to an organization or promoted from within, a common leadership challenge is managing the expectations held by employees, investors, and company leaders. Leaders need to reintroduce themselves and establish their current identity (while making it clear that their current leadership priorities and projects may not reflect their past endeavors or loyalties).

Making Unpopular Decisions

Leaders can quickly find themselves facing problems that may require making unpopular decisions. When the remedy for a company’s obstacles goes against what’s expected of the leader’s or the company’s current vision, they may receive backlash. Leaders must make these hard decisions with confidence and maintain a broad perspective to lead the organization successfully.

Leading Former Peers

Most leaders may need to manage individuals they used to work with or even competed against for career opportunities. Leaders need to reshape these relationships dynamics to fit their new position. They also need to decide what individuals are and are not part of their plans for the company.

Executing New Strategies

A fantastic strategy is worthless until executed. Successful leaders need to determine how best to implement the initiatives and culture necessary to put their plan into action. They also have to align departments and other stakeholders within the company to achieve full implementation.

BOAR Understands the Common Leadership Challenges You May Be Facing

We can help you address these challenges to manage your organization more effectively. Our comprehensive approaches to developing CEOs, executives, and business owners are designed to maximize today’s most ambitious business minds to their fullest potential. Contact BOAR or call 1-855-922-BOAR for more information.

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