A Learning Strategist Explores how the Pandemic has Disrupted the Classic Leadership Model
March 2, 2021
The traits that people seek out in their leaders are quickly evolving, which also means the way companies develop effective leaders will have to change.
Recent events from the coronavirus pandemic, to the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd last summer, and the insurrection of the United States Capitol building have all called on leaders to take a stand for their values and place more emphasis on new types of skills, like empathy and inclusion.
“We’re not returning to what was a classic leadership model — a kind of command-and-control, or ‘I’m the fearless leader, get behind me and follow me’ model,” Todd Moran, chief learning strategist at online learning platform NovoEd, told Insider. “The nature of what a leader looks like is radically different today than it has been in the past decade.”
Before 2020, organizations didn’t have to give much thought to the nature of their sales-training programs. But suddenly, face-to-face training, events and workshops came to a halt in the wake of the pandemic.
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