Good leaders are always thinking ahead, staying flexible enough to take on difficult problems as they arise. Managers must be aware of the constantly shifting nature of their roles, adapting to meet the demands of their organization and needs of their staff. By keeping an eye on the big picture as they develop both technical and soft skills over time, these professionals can help their companies thrive and grow.
PUTTING YOUR COMPANY'S GOALS INTO ACTION
Leaders have been dealing with challenging, uncertain business conditions for decades. Today, it’s a near-constant state of change. Organizations are required to not only adapt, but also anticipate change, and leadership has to keep up.
Your voice is a powerful leadership tool that influences people’s perception, drives communication and helps you articulate your vision. Your voice punctuates your leadership style and directly affects your team’s faith in you.
But what does a strong leadership voice mean? And how can you cultivate yours?
Effective communication within an organization serves as the foundation for development and planning. It promotes the distribution of information, motivates, and encourages socializing. Without an established line of communication, your organization can suffer from misunderstandings and non-responsiveness that penetrate every level of operation. This issue is more than frustrating; it’s costly. Fortunately, there are 6 steps to help employees and managers effectively communicate to their teams and across their organizations.
As technology adoption continues to grow, tech jobs continue to boom
Much of the growth in the U.S. economy over the past year has been due to gains in the technology sector, a trend that was reflected in PayScale’s worker survey data. Of the 10 fastest growing jobs in our crowdsourced salary data, half were in technology professions. We saw the largest increase in full stack software developers in 2018, with a 572 percent increase in respondents compared to 2017. There is intense demand for highly skilled tech workers across industries.