CoachX Conversation: Will Foussier on Strategies for Mastering Leadership Excellence in the Hybrid World of Work

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CoachX Conversation: Will Foussier on Strategies for Mastering Leadership Excellence in the Hybrid World of Work

The past year has brought significant changes for both companies and employees, as employers balance what worked well during the COVID-19 pandemic with more traditional workplace practices. The resulting hybrid work environment is here to stay, requiring new skill sets and competencies for leaders in the remote realm. Employees want leadership who can empower, encourage, and mentor them, and organizations must evolve and look for ways to help their employees become the best, most creative versions of themselves. According to DDI’s Global Leadership Forecast 2021, only 20% of leaders believe they are effective at leading virtual teams and less than 30% say they have received training in leading virtual teams. 

Leaders who can build meaningful, trusting relationships with employees in the hybrid workspace will improve employee engagement and retention and result in highly effective, high-performing hybrid teams. Success depends on developing effective leaders who can create a sense of shared purpose and meaningful work for their employees. In this LinkedIn Live, we’ll discuss five key strategies to lead successfully in today’s hybrid work environment. 

  1. Cultivate a sense of shared purpose
  2. Foster team interaction
  3. Provide ongoing, human-centered leadership development
  4. Build trust
  5. Embrace the concept of psychological safety 

Will G. Foussier is the Founder & CEO of AceUp. His belief that we can do well by doing good fuels his passion for empowering others through human-centered leadership development coaching at scale, an imperative for thriving in the new world of work. 

A Harvard University graduate, Techstars and Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni, Will has a background in social impact investing and finance. He founded AceUp out of the Harvard Innovation Lab after his own transformational experience with executive coaching to make it more accessible, scalable, and measurable. Since its launch in 2017, AceUp has raised more than $15 million and has been deployed in more than 50 organizations including LVMH, John Deere, Sanofi, General Electric, Rapid 7, Tripadvisor Group, Ginkgo Bioworks, and many others. 

Fellow member of the Institute of Coaching, Will works with business and HR leaders  around the world to create human-centered leadership cultures to unleash individuals, teams, and organizations' collective potential.

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