In a post-Brexit world, where Brexit-era negotiations are dragging on, the question of what you should do to keep your job is a major one.
This week, I’m tackling this very question.
So, what can you do to ensure you’re a good boss and partner?
First, I’ll lay out what I see as the biggest challenges for a leader in a Brexit-tragedy world.
In doing so, I will be tackling the following questions:What are the key challenges for the Brexit-focused leader?
What is your role?
Which leadership styles will be most effective?
What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?
I’ll also explain why I believe it’s important to have a clear understanding of the key issues that Brexit-related leadership will be facing.
Here are some of the most common responses I hear from people:It’s hard to be the best leader in the world, because you’ll be faced with a lot of hard decisions, such as deciding what your future relationship should be, and how to spend the money to build it.
This is going to be hard.
What are your top priorities?
Are you trying to solve the Brexit problems or the problems of Brexit?
Is your role focussed on Brexit-specific matters?
Is it the job of your organisation to make sure people get the best deal for their jobs?
What will be the biggest challenge you will face in the Brexit process?
How will you make sure your priorities align with those of your workforce?
What advice can you offer to someone who’s trying to figure out whether they should leave their job?
If you’re thinking about a leadership role in Brexit, here are some things to consider:How long will it take you to prepare for the decision?
What will be your priorities?
How can you make the best use of your time?
Are your priorities aligned with the workforce?
How can you communicate with your workforce in a way that’s both positive and helpful?
Are your people motivated and prepared to make the hard decisions?
Will your team be prepared to work with you on issues where they might not agree with you?
Is there any overlap between your roles?
If your role involves a large number of people, how will you manage the workload of these people?
How are you going to get your team’s best ideas out there?
What other skills or experience are you looking for?
What sort of people do you want in your team?
How long is your team going to work on Brexit?
What skills do you think will be useful for a Brexit leader?
How do you assess your team and the people you need to succeed in the job?
What does your team need to do to get the job done?
What do you have to do when you have a big team?
What’s the best way to get things done in a chaotic world?
Are the leadership roles available to you?
What kind of training and experience are required?
What should you expect from your leadership team?
Do you think your team is good at what they do?
If so, are you ready to move to a leadership position?
If not, what’s your advice for people looking to find a leadership career?
I hope you find these questions helpful and that you find them helpful in any way you can.
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