What Type of Leadership Do You Need?

January 20, 2016

It takes people in leadership roles at least a quarter to settle in and align their talents with your enterprise’s needs. So is your leadership in place on January 1? Hopefully, but maybe not. It’s not as easy to fill leadership roles with unemployment dipping below 5%. If you don’t have the roles in place, now’s a good time to examine the exact type of leader you need so you can feel the impact faster when you do fill the role.

Organic Market Developers

Many startups need an Organic Market Developer to help incubate their business so that it can get to the next level. It’s a crucial part of the process where management techniques are honed and advanced and your business starts to get real. Look for a developer with a proven track record who will align with your culture.

Inorganic Market Mover

Once your processes are honed and you’re a well-oiled machine, it’s time to find new markets and new products or services that your company can deliver. An inorganic market mover aligns your company with the demands of the market, which requires a good amount of expertise. You’re looking for senior leadership.

Turnaround Specialist

If interest in your products or services seems to be lagging, you’ll need to reinvigorate your team and the market. You need a turnaround specialist. You need someone who can make people change the way they do things—after they’ve been doing them that way for a while. It’s not an easy ask. This person will need to bring a lot of energy and has to earn the trust of your team quickly.

Even if you’re not ready on the first day of the new year, you can make the process of filling leadership roles less painful by knowing exactly what you need to develop. There are more types of leadership but the above three typically have the greatest impact in getting your company to the next level.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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