As we turn the page on another new year tradition dictates that we take a collective peek into our crystal balls to prognosticate on trends and predictions to give our best guess on what will come in year.
Trends come and go; we have seen trends in the use of technology in how we manage others and form our opinions of leaders. Social media has played a pivotal role on how we shape our conversations on leadership. We have seen cultural shifts in the definition of what it means to be a leader. Buzzwords have been used to describe leadership and other types of trendy topics on leadership have taken over as well. However, what never goes out of style are the core tenets of how to be a leader. Leadership is not purchased it comes from within each of us. Leadership is not a brand, it’s not product – it is a way of life.
This week #bealeader’s tweetchat will focus on “Leadership Trends” this Thursday, January 2nd 7pmET – you can join in the conversation and give us your take on what will trend and what we can expect in 2014. You can follow the #bealeader hashtag on Twitter or you can log into Tweetchat to join in the conversation.
Preview Tonight’s Questions
Q1: Trends come and go – what trend in leadership would you like to see leave and why?
Q2: The term “authentic” has been trendy term for leaders for years – should it be?
Q3: Do you feel your leadership is trendsetting, how so?
Q4: Values and morals are not trends – what else isn’t a trend for a leader?
Q5: Technology plays a big role in our lives – is there a trend for us to rely it too much? Agree/Disagree?
Q6: In 2014, what three words will define leadership in your opinion?
Q7: Would you like to see civility make a comeback in 2014? How so?