A combination of global pandemic and a new generation of employees are driving a realignment of the employee-employer dynamic. As people re-examine their work priorities, enlightened CEOs and senior leaders increasingly recognize that managers who understand and effectively influence human behavior deliver better results. Behavioral science is moving front and center as executives rethink leader development. With this focus they are asking which of the many behavioral science insights and tools will be the most useful. As a start, three capabilities should be a top priority for inclusion in leadership development programs:

  • Developing habits that put trust and psychological safety at the core of leading.
  • Inspiring intrinsic motivation by meeting peopleโ€™s core psychological needs at work.
  • Proactively seeing gaps on and between teams and closing them with behavior nudges.