Leaders Under Pressure: Finding The Essential Skills for A New Era

Published: August 26, 2020

Each week we hear from more leaders who are struggling with unparalleled levels of pressure related to organizational performance. At the same time, employees have developed heightened anxiety and concerns about their future. Not knowing what lies ahead is compounding the issues.

Zenger Folkman is known for researching the leadership competencies that differentiate the world’s most highly effective leaders from those who make only an average impact in their organizations. In 2017, 19 Differentiating Competencies rose to the top. The research is clear, when leaders focus on these 19 competencies, they will make an extraordinary impact for their organization.

Continued research utilizing data gathered during our current crisis is yielding insights that can help leaders (and organizations) navigate these unprecedented circumstances. Skillful execution of a few key leadership behaviors is critical.

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