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The most effective managers of the future will be able to lead with empathy, although the 2021 Garner survey shows that only 47% of managers are prepared for this future role.

Qualities of the empathic manager:

  • They can go beyond understanding the facts of work. They proactively seek information to put themselves in their employees' context.
  • They develop high levels of trust and care and a culture of acceptance within teams.
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A Marvel Named Stan Lee

The Silver Age of comics, during the 60s, produced many gems like the Amazing Spider-Man, the uncanny X-Men and Captain America.

Most of these were from the Marvel factory, where Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922, started weaving his magic with the help of other creative and marketing geniuses who sustained his vision.

  • Be aware of the business landscape to recognize that a need for change exists.
  • Impeccable timing - having the ability to seamlessly sell change while minimizing disruption. 
  • Sell an ability to sustain long-term bottom line impact that comes from the change you are selling.
  • Selling change requires a level of desire that makes it mandatory for you to get your hands dirty throughout the selling cycle. 
  • To withstand the obstacles and resistance by those affected by the change you are selling demands mental toughness.
Being people-focused

69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with their employees.

How does one build organizations that are people-focused, while acknowledging that nearly 70% of managers find communication with their employees uncomfortable?

Self-management is about holding yourself accountable and ensuring you manage your time and resources effectively. Poor self-management leads to stress and burnout.

  • Make time for self-development as part of good self-management. It ensures that you focus on the important tasks without distraction.
  • Self-awareness. You need to know what habits you have so you can replace unhelpful habits with more desirable ones.
  • Controlling your impulses - when you want to react instead of respond.
  • Reflection is essential to keep you in tune with your priorities and values and identify opportunities for growth.

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