The Future of Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities in 2023 and Beyond

The Future of Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities in 2023 and Beyond
By Shannon Lee
Executive Director, Leadership Columbus

Most have heard the Peter Drucker quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”, but what if despite our best efforts around culture, we fall short? Specifically, in this new era of hybrid and flexible work environments, culture seems to be taking a hit. 

According to a very recent article put out by Ken Blanchard companies, “HR/L&D people are worried about not only their employees’ mounting workload but also the thinning of organizational culture due to remote and hybrid work patterns.”

Does this mean we should do away with hybrid models for work and eliminate flexible schedules? Not necessarily. I do believe the shift and resultant cultural impacts require leaders to reimagine their leadership approach.

Jay Campbell and David Witt from The Ken Blanchard Companies share the results of Blanchard’s 2023 HR / L&D Trends Survey (the above-mentioned source) with leadership, learning, and talent development professionals from around the world, in an upcoming webinar. I strongly encourage you to sign up. It’s free and addresses ways to enhance employee experience in a hybrid world. The event takes place Wednesday, November 16 at 10:00 am EST (7:00 am PST is shown on the registration page). Hope to see you there!

You’ll learn:

  • The #1 challenge L&D professionals say they’ll be facing in the new year
  • Hiring and retention outlook for 2023
  • Top three focus areas for creating an engaging employee experience
  • How/when organizations plan to use face-to-face classroom training again
  • Top skills leaders need for managing a high-expectation workforce


If you and your team are seeking short-term learning and development opportunities, please keep Leadership Columbus in mind. We are a Ken Blanchard Channel Partner and can deliver a myriad of manager and leader trainings for your teams! Just contact me here and I’ll be in touch!