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Winning the ‘war for talent’, future leadership skills & the return of in-person events


In this month’s myGrapevine magazine leadership roundup, we explore the top leadership skills you need for next year, whether conferences and events will return in the next 12 months, as well as the methods that some firms are using to attract top talent into the business. Aside from this, we take a look at the ways that leaders can silence their inner critic...

 

The leadership skills you'll need in 2022

 

The leadership skills you'll need in 2022

The skills leaders will need going into the new world of work have changed drastically. Leaders, historically, were automatically expected to command the company with an ‘iron fist’ of sorts. Yet, the demands of the working world have changed, and leaders must move with the current, instead of struggling against it.

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But what are these needed skills? A recent study by Harvard Business School discovered that, when 196 global leaders were polled to ascertain what skills they foresaw being the most essential in the future, a whopping 67% noted that high ethical and moral standards would reign supreme.

This ties in effectively with a recent SESCO study, which found that 90% of workers saw honesty and integrity as the number one valuable asset in their leaders. A further 89% stated that ‘fairness’ was essential.

Top ways you can silence your inner critic

At the top of any company, it’s not uncommon for leaders to be under constant scrutiny. While they may feel their every move is critiqued by customers, workers and peers, it is possible that the number one critic in their life is themselves.

With several leaders recently opening up about the prospect of inner criticism, it is important for leaders to think about how they can silence their internal critic.

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In a recent conversation with Forbes, Leadership Coach Lisa Marie Pepe said that those feeling the tug of internalised issues on their shoulders should focus their efforts in three core areas.

The first point she made is on incessant external comparisons. She said that, whilst noticing the good qualities in others is crucial, comparing yourself to those around you is not helpful or productive.

In addition to this, she said it’s crucial to play to your strengths and “pay no attention to the naysayers and the critics”.

3 ways you can silence your inner critic

 

At the top of any company, it’s not uncommon for leaders to be under constant scrutiny. While they may feel their every move is critiqued by customers, workers and peers, it is possible that the number one critic in their life is themselves.

With several leaders recently opening up about the prospect of inner criticism, it is important for leaders to think about how they can silence their internal critic.

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In a recent conversation with Forbes, Leadership Coach Lsia Marie Pepe said that those feeling the tug of internalised issues on their shoulders should focus their efforts in three core areas.

The first point she made is on incessant external comparisons. She said that, whilst noticing the good qualities in others is crucial, comparing yourself to those around you is not helpful or productive.

In addition to this, she said it’s crucial to play to your strengths and “pay no attention to the naysayers and the critics”.

 

Will conferences and events return in the next 12 months?

 

Will conferences and events return in the next 12 months?

For decades, in-person conferences and events have been a solid staple of the executive calendar. Yet when the coronavirus pandemic hit, everything changed. As a result, events pivoted to a largely digital-first concept, with conferences trying to replicate as much about in-person events as possible.

In fact, the volume of virtual events doubled in 2020, according to a report by Wild Apricot. More than half of the event professionals in a Bizabbo survey had pivoted their physical event to a virtual one due to the impact of COVID-19.

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But, will we see a return to live events in 2022 now that coronavirus restrictions have lifted? It looks likely. Grapevine Leaders polled our audience on LinkedIn and discovered that 56% are looking forward to the prospect of them returning. A lower, but still significant 24% replied that they ‘just aren’t ready yet’ to attend, and 20% are as-of-yet undecided. For those looking to host events in the ensuing months, this news is likely encouraging.

The tactics firms are using to win the 'war for talent'

UK workplaces are in the midst of a hiring crisis. The fallout from Brexit, coupled with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, has seen many workers return to their home countries, and many sectors across the nation are struggling to plug gaps as a result.

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Now, new data from the London-based workplace benefits marketplace Juno has shed light on the lengths firms are going to in an attempt to keep existing staff happy, and attract fresh talent. Among the ‘work perks’ being doled out by some bosses are: free video game vouchers, plants, regular meal kit deliveries, and at-home cleaning services for work-from-home offices.

Juno polled a sample of 110 businesses using its platform, and found a “significant spike” in demand for these "non-conventional workplace benefits". Work-based perks are far from a new trend, but increasingly we are seeing a shift towards more quirky offerings.

The tactics firms are using to win the 'war for talent'

 

UK workplaces are in the midst of a hiring crisis. The fallout from Brexit, coupled with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, has seen many workers return to their home countries, and many sectors across the nation are struggling to plug gaps as a result.

Now, new data from the London-based workplace benefits marketplace Juno has shed light on the lengths firms are going to in an attempt to keep existing staff happy, and attract fresh talent. Among the ‘work perks’ being doled out by some bosses are: free video game vouchers, plants, regular meal kit deliveries, and at-home cleaning services for work-from-home offices.

Juno polled a sample of 110 businesses using its platform, and found a “significant spike” in demand for these "non-conventional workplace benefits". Work-based perks are far from a new trend, but increasingly we are seeing a shift towards more quirky offerings.

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