When becoming a leader, especially in today’s climate of constant change with mergers and acquisitions a more regular occurrence, the role of the leader has become even more critical to organisational success. When looking at effective leaders, Forum Work of Leaders model shows the factors in driving effectiveness:
This is about self-knowledge. Leaders must know and manage their strengths and their weaknesses, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence.
Direction and Alignment
This is about creating confidence in others to be followers. Leaders must continuously stay in front of changes in the business environment, setting direction and quickly aligning the organisation with that direction.
Commitment and Capability
Most organisations today compete on knowledge. This means the only way to build commitment and capability in their people is to engage employees in three ways: heads, hands, and hearts.
Execution and Performance
Effective execution is a matter of balancing short-term expectations with long-term business sustainability. Research shows that leaders more often than not execute poorly, because they fail to focus on creating clarity, unity and agility.
You can read more on how we’ve compared the Work of Leaders model to US Presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s style of Leadership in a recent article in Business Grapevine. READ MORE.