Close to fifty percent of individuals promoted to leadership roles fail. This is because the skills that got you promoted to a manager position will sabotage your success as a leader. Yet most promotions to leadership roles do not come with instruction about how to succeed as a leader.

A promotion to a leadership position does not guarantee success in that position. Success comes from knowing which skills to delegate, which skills to use more and which skills to develop.

Leaders of the future need a richer and broader set of leadership skills than before. No longer should leaders work to maintain the status quo or preserve the success of the past, but rather pushing forward through challenges without a road map to newer and more innovative ideas.

Here are 10 tips for your success at the next level

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There is no shortage of challenging and complex opportunities requiring good leadership. Leaders of the future need a richer and broader set of leadership skills than ever before. They need to be pioneers and change agents with the courage and vision to power through challenges and to spot new opportunities for success. Leadership today is not about maintaining the status quo or preserving the successes of the past, but rather pushing forward through challenges without a road map.

The survival of any organization improves when everyone steps up and takes on the role of a leader. Those who wait for rules and remain paralyzed by a lack of guidance may have penalties to pay – constant frustration and anxiety, and eventually, obsolescence.

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Teams that develop the best, most innovative and effective outcome are generally the most diverse teams. More often than not it is differences that can cause disconnect in a team and prevent true team formation and the best outcome. The biggest challenge is leveraging the diversity.

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Whether to communicate your value to the organization or effectively contribute your perspective as a team member, all employers place a premium value on good communication skills. When you want to contribute and have your ideas heard you’ll need to rely on your ability to communicate.

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Career success in a world where our work is always changing, where challenges are constant and unpredictable, and where competition exists everywhere relies on learning agility. Agile learners learn, grow, and change over time and consequently develop new skills, rather than simply enhance those they already have. They seek experiences and learning opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills and can quickly apply them.

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Career paths are not always clear but during rapid change career advancement opportunities are everywhere. You must be the driver of your career advancement. Commit to always being a resource of value, involving others in your career advancement plan and skills development. Now is not the time to sit tight and hide to avoid being noticed. Now is the time to get in the driver’s seat, get noticed and get promoted.

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