Psychological Impacts of Gaining New Leadership Roles

Research has found that people experience cognitive changes when they assume positions of power. As younger generations assume global leadership positions, they need to understand the changes, get regular feedback, and have plenty of opportunities to connect with organizational members.
— By Dave Desouza

Global leaders are in demand, but what exactly is implied by “global leader?” Technology has shortened the distance between managers and between employees and managers around the world, enabling communication and information sharing with ease. Yet, a true global leader is someone who thinks beyond the position of power and understands their role as unifier, despite any physical distance that exists in the workforce, and the importance of using power productively.

When people are promoted from a frontline position into a leadership position, many factors come into play, including cognitive changes. The brain manages newly assigned power in p...

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