When you achieve your first leadership position, the moment is thrilling and intimidating. Leadership has always been challenging, and when you become the leader you are today, you have already overcome a lot of hurdles. But as you begin your journey towards becoming a successful leader, you will have to prepare yourself for the challenges.

Over the last decade, leaders have had to deal with many uncontrollable obstacles along with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some of the most common challenges that leaders face, regardless of industry:

Challenge 1: Guiding and leading change

Change is scary and brings uncertainty. As a result, managing, leading, and reassuring your team to overcome resistance to change is a significant challenge. Leaders must know how to mitigate consequences and validate their feelings in order to receive assistance.

Challenge 2: Follow through

Emergencies and opportunities keep a leader occupied in numerous directions. Hence, it can be difficult to follow through on ideas and strategies.

Challenge 3: Remote working

The pandemic has shifted the industry’s dynamics. In order to manage work-life balance, employees opt for remote and flexible working. The constant incorporation of evolving technology and digital transformation for remote working poses a leadership challenge.

As a leader, every time you have to grapple with these challenges, you are growing and developing your leadership skills.