The critical demands, increased pace of change and the landscape for modern leadership continue to change and therefore the requirements to succeed as an effective leader are constantly evolving. Digital disruption, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, evolving technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and robotics are automating work and transforming the workplace and the role of leaders.
Every year, Rialto Consultancy tracks the capabilities, skills and experiences that future leaders will need to successfully lead businesses, through the Rialto Accelerated Leadership Index (RALI). This real-time benchmarking index continually collects data ensuring an accurate and up-to-date picture of current and in-demand leadership requirements.
The following report provides the latest update from RALI since our last publication in 2018. The data includes responses from more than 300 senior level individuals surveyed on the greatest challenges which lie ahead for them and their organisations and the consequential impact on the evolving leadership skillset required. From their responses, we have distilled seven future leadership skillsets which will be key for aspiring and accomplished leaders to acquire or build in 2019 and beyond.
This white paper explores the findings which are based on the top five challenges that were identified as most critical to be successfully addressed to achieve future business success and the five personal leadership attributes that were deemed most important to take their organisations forward.