That all too often comment “we need some leadership around here” resonates in quarters of many organisations. In my many years of experience as a CEO and leader developer, the least offered but most important response to such a comment is “what is it you want leadership to do?”
Understanding what it is an organisation requires of leadership is what really matters. Leadership often exists in peoples’ perceptions as some mystical; cure all remedy that when applied will overcome the issues and challenges that are facing many organisations. In reality, leadership is the application of specific capabilities to support the intent of a role and the achievement of performance outcomes in a particular context.
Knowing what it is an organisation or an individual wants leadership to do can be determined through expected performance outcomes. If it is realigning culture, growing market segments, reducing overheads, developing bench strength and succession planning, visioning or managing performance – then particular and specific capabilities are required to deliver a leadership outcome.
Often leadership development programs offer generic solutions not linked to the future landscape of the organisation. ‘You the Leader’ which has been developed through robust empirical research assists individuals in confirming specific leadership capabilities requiring development. It focuses the individual on fundamental aspects of their leadership and sets in place a process for practising and mastering their performance. Like all successful professional golfers, they get the fundamentals; spend 20% of the time playing golf and 80% of the time practicing golf.
The secret to leadership development strategies is first understanding what it is you want leadership to do and determining required leadership capabilities by focusing on the interdependency between role intent, performance outcomes and context.
The secret to effective leadership is practise, practise, and practise.
‘You the Leader‘ is a refreshing new leader development approach that identifies the capabilities you need to be more effective as a leader. More importantly, this validated approach embeds a process that you can use to continue your leadership development in any context!
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