Making the jump to your first leadership job is one of the most stressful events in life. More than 87 percent of first-time leaders feel frustrated, anxious and uncertain about their new role. Frontline leaders lack confidence and effectiveness in many of the skills that companies view as the most critical in the next 3 years – digital literacy, leading virtual teams, and 360-degree thinking (adeptly integrating an ever-growing surge of information to make business decisions). Leadership learning is becoming more personalized, on-demand, and mobile-based. As a new leader, how can you navigate this complexity to shape your own learning path, and set the stage for your rapid career advancement?

About the Curator

Evan Sinar, PhD is Chief Scientist and a Vice President at DDI. He designs and executes analytics linking leadership programs to business outcomes and produces actionable insights about talent trends and practices, including leading DDI’s Global Leadership Forecast and High-Resolution Leadership research programs. He is a top influencer for leadership development, analytics, data visualization, and people science, frequently authoring on these topics for conferences and publications. His work has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, Fast Company, Chief Learning Officer, and numerous other publications. Evan holds a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology and is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.