Leadership can be complicated but effective leaders in today's workforce need to now be less authoritative and now have the skills to influence others to gain consensus or agreement to move initiatives forward in a way where people are bought in and motivated. The ability to influence is an essential leadership skill that as a soft skill is increasing in demand as leaders need to inspire, persuade and rally their staff so they have commitment to a shared goal.
The need for Universities to adapt is clear but are the structures to rigid and are they to risk-averse? More entrants into this market are on their way?
Compassionate leaders can build trust on teams quickly and can influence and foster change rapidly..