I don’t think it’s a secret that we like leadership. More than like it, we believe (and plenty of data supports it) that leadership underpins an organisation’s success. Having great leadership, whether positional or not, throughout your organisation means that employees understand how their work contributes to wider business outcomes, have a better experience, have strong relationships, are enabled to do their best work and perform to higher standards. That’s a compelling argument for developing leadership capability.
In today’s current conditions borne out of years of a pandemic, war, environmental pressures, and global financial constraints, being a good leader feels even harder. We know the impact that just the economic state alone is having on businesses, our clients are experiencing it and we are supporting them through it. In challenging times, command and control, tighter reins, and short-term fixes seem like the answer. We’re here to help you understand that they won’t get you through, surviving let alone thriving. Enabling your people to seek their solutions, take accountability and harness their capability will see your organisation developing smarter, sustainable solutions which produce long term outcomes. How do you get your people working this way? – through strong coaching and leadership support. Great leaders build leadership capability within their people, they don’t see people as followers who can only operate when told to operate.
Any leader has a direct impact on those they lead and how their organisation performs. Being deliberate about what that impact is, is what distinguishes a great leader. Good leadership is a lifelong practice, continuing to learn and unlearn as new challenges and opportunities present themselves.
It’s important for every leader to set the direction, motivate and align people to purpose and priorities, and model the desired behaviours for the team to adopt. With so many facets to organisational leadership, it is important to consider what areas you naturally lean into and identify where you could (and should) be investing more time.
We have developed a framework to provide leaders with guidance on what’s important to focus on to effectively navigate a complex business environment and ultimately sustain organisational performance.