All hands on deck
By Ruth Gladwell
With further periods of change upon us, how are leaders in your business getting ready to effectively lead. Are they prepared with the right skills and attributes.
Mckinsey’s research reveals 4 key kinds of behaviours led to 89% of leadership effectiveness.
Solve problems effectively – Before decisions can be made, problems have to be solved. Not always easy to do, but if you can have open honest and transparent communication with your team you are more likely to get the right information at the right time.
Operating with strong results orientation – having this behaviour lends to an emphasis on the importance of efficiency and productivity. Whilst leaders will be developing and communicating the vision, outlining and agreeing objectives they’ll need to follow through to achievement of results.
Seek different perspectives – Leaders are more effective when they explore trends, bring and share insight to the table. They also will base their decisions on sound analysis.
Being supportive – Leaders who have empathy, who can understand and sense how others feel build trust and enable colleagues overcome challenges and invoke inspiration. They focus positive energy into productivity rather than have energy disappear into internal conflict. Being supportive and encouraging collaboration will increase wider perspectives and wider perspectives lead to more knowledge, leads to problem solving….spot the virtuous circle here.
When we support our clients in change programmes, we know that along with getting the job done on time, it’s about how the job is done and how that project serves to provide wider effectiveness and a lasting legacy that feeds into an organisations talent management and succession planning strategies.
We support our clients through the entire employment lifecycle from safe recruitment in education, organisational orientation, training, developing and nurturing people managers and leaders.
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