Unfortunately, a lot of leaders simply aren’t aware of incredible advancements in their industry, especially in the area of technology. When I ask these leaders how they’re learning and growing, they often respond, “I hardly have time to keep up with my job, much less read, network or attend conferences.”
I sympathize. For instance, in HR, the job is arguably harder than ever. There’s unprecedented awareness about creating the best work environment, especially in terms of diversity and inclusion. We’re recruiting and attracting talent in the tightest job market in 30 years. We’re asked to produce results faster than ever, with tighter margins and fewer resources.
But if we don't know about disruptions and we’re still trying to recruit, attract, and engage people the same way we did 10 years ago, then we’re not going to find the best talent.