All Managers are not Leaders
Do your managers inspire their organization to achieve high performance? Does your organization include leaders at many levels in the organization? Leadership is a skill set and culture that can transform an organization. Successful leadership requires several factors, each of which have great reward, but together can provide breakthrough performance for the entire organization.
What do inspiring leaders look like?
Just a few attributes of a great leader:
- Leaders are emotionally healthy individuals, the foundation upon which great teamwork happens. Authentic behavior, healthy thinking, and healthy relationships build real trust, mutual respect, and commitment that delivers high performance teamwork.
- Leaders regularly use good leadership skills, including good teamwork skills, creative brainstorming, humble listening, conflict management, meeting skills, and actions to develop others. Inspiring leaders reduces internal competition and rework while creating a highly motivated and engaged workforce.
- The organization values shared achievement, along with other key cultural values like empowerment, creative thinking, shared responsibilities, and organizational alignment. With the company’s visible support of shared leadership, the real benefits of empowerment, teamwork, and engagement are multiplied many times over, leading to a high performance organization.
The J D Cameron Group can help client organizations to identify leadership potential and steer clients successfully toward sustainable breakthrough performance. We offer a wide range of leadership building approaches, from small turnkey half-day and all-day events for project, management, or executive teams that will identify key opportunities for a stronger leadership culture. Call or contact us today to learn more!
How do inspiring leaders engage the organization?
Today’s workforce needs leadership that knows how to engage the organization. We believe that most knowledge workers perform best when shared leadership is practiced. When leadership empowers the team properly, then creativity, communication, collaboration, productivity, and employee engagement improve dramatically. Business performance can improve as much as 20-30% as a result of moving to a shared leadership style.
How does one replicate inspiring leadership?
Unlike top-down leadership, shared leadership shifts the role of the leader to more of a facilitative and mentoring relationship and requires the team to be responsible for quality, productivity, and many key decisions. To accomplish this level of empowerment, both the leader and team members must strengthen their leadership and teamwork skills, increase their self-awareness, and strengthen relationships to improve trust.
How do we get started?
Every client receives a customized plan of action based upon an initial evaluation of the organization. Some leaders simply need to understand the mechanics of good leadership practices, while other leaders have cultural or relational issues which are blocking good leadership. We leverage a variety of talent development processes including training, coaching, mentoring, offsite events, meeting facilitation, books, blogs, articles, job aids, etc.
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