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4 times more successful than those that do not develop their leaders during a transformation. So given the pace of change that organizations are going through these days, given the fact that basically everyone is in one or the other transformation as we speak, organizations that do not invest in leadership-development interventions will simply have a higher probability of failing, as opposed to those that do work on their leaders, do work on fostering awareness and behaviors, and help leaders amplify their repertoires of how they lead.
Just to be devil’s advocate, the other thing that strikes me is, it takes a number of years for this really to take root, take hold, and change leadership behaviors at scale across an organization. On the other hand, we hear a lot that the pace of change is such that the organizational context for all the companies is changing almost on an annual basis.
It’s almost like a build versus buy. I could build my own leaders from within. Or I could try and hire people in with the kind of leadership behaviors and skills that I think are going to be more effective for now and for the future. What’s your advice to a CEO going through that thought process? That’s very often the case, that we are engaged in this conversation.
But the extent to which you want to go external: it obviously has an opportunity in that it is faster, in terms of fostering the leadership behaviors, but you also lose a lot of history. You also lose a lot of experience and understanding of the organization and of the industry.
It depends a little bit from the practice. But in practice, it will always be a combination of both. So in reality, a kind of “rip and replace” strategy, where you’re taking out a whole layer of the organization, trying to bring new people in … Seldomly works. … seldomly works, right.
But Claudio and Nicolai, thanks so much for being here. Thank you for having us. It was a pleasure. And thanks as always to you, our listeners, for tuning in. You can order the book, [Nicholas Brealey, 2018], either online or at your local bookstore. To learn more about our work in leadership and leadership development, please visit .
An executive, developing her company's strategy to beat the competition. Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to "win" as a team or an organization; and it is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring.
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Manages delivery of the vision. Coaches and builds a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision. Leadership brings together the skills needed to do these things. We'll look at each element in more detail. 1. Creating an Inspiring Vision of the Future In business, a vision is a realistic, convincing and attractive depiction of where you want to be in the future.
To create a vision, leaders focus on an organization's by using tools such as Porter's Five Forces , PEST Analysis , USP Analysis , Core Competence Analysis and SWOT Analysis to analyze their current situation. They think about how their industry is likely to evolve, and how their competitors are likely to behave.
Effective leaders provide a rich picture of what the future will look like when their visions have been realized. They tell inspiring stories , and explain their visions in ways that everyone can relate to. Here, leadership combines the analytical side of vision creation with the passion of shared values, creating something that's really meaningful to the people being led.
Leaders recognize this, and they work hard throughout the project to connect their vision with people's individual needs, goals and aspirations. One of the key ways they do this is through Expectancy Theory . Effective leaders link together two different expectations: The expectation that hard work leads to good results.
This motivates people to work hard to achieve success, because they expect to enjoy rewards – both intrinsic and extrinsic – as a result. Other approaches include restating the vision in terms of the benefits it will bring to the team's customers, and taking frequent opportunities to communicate the vision in an attractive and engaging way.
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