News

Data-Driven Caregivers? Here’s What the C-Suite Could Look Like in 2021

 


Chief Executive | December 12, 2016


 

The Chief Executive article, “Data-Driven Caregivers? Here’s What the C-Suite Could Look Like in 2021," featured the findings from the firm’s research on "Specialists, Caretakers, and Chameleons: The C-suite in 2021." The article is excerpted below.

You’ll need to be a data analytics nerd, but also an emotionally intelligent caregiver. And while your leadership qualities will still be valued, you’d better not get all hierarchical and start telling people what to do. Welcome to the C-suite of 2021.

These are just some of the predictions of 30 executives and thought leaders who were recently questioned by executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds about what the future holds for senior leaders.

Big data, meanwhile, will have an increasingly ubiquitous presence across most sectors, despite various studies recently indicating that companies aren’t using it properly yet.

Our experts attest that big data is truly taking over the working world, and without question, the executives of the future must have a strong foundation of data analytics and tech savviness to keep up,” Russell Reynolds said.

Equally important, though, will be the need for softer skills, as leaders try to retain top talent. In fact, the participants suggested bosses having a beer with their underlings will no longer be enough. They’ll have to start acting like their bosom buddies, too.

To read the full article, click here.

Sign up for our newsletter

Get the newsletter that prepares you for what's next with valuable insights across industries and geographies.
Data-Driven Caregivers? Here’s What the C-Suite Could Look Like in 2021