Great leadership is key to success, whether it’s in a company, non-profit, club, or sports team. Under-performance and failure is frequently attributed to a lack of leadership. Leaders who succeed are those others want to follow because they encourage and foster leadership in all.
Even small children have been shown to develop leadership early in life if the right conditions and opportunities to do so are present in the environment. Successful leaders have mastered a range of skills and are proficient in creating ideals conditions for transferring responsibility to others until they do the same.
The LifeWork Systems difference
Too often an elite set of executives and managers are provided training in leadership, motivation, communication and other human systems skills. After the workshop or retreat, these skills may or may not be reinforced, passed along to others or made operational in the functioning of the business. This is a waste of precious resources including time and money. The LifeWork Systems approach is unique because we focus on a distributive learning process in which every employee has equal access to information and each leader is supported in integrating new skills and practices into the routines of the business. Please review details describing the roadmap we provide when you engage our services.
Here are four core skills needed to effectively develop leadership:
Exceptional leaders have developed the ability to emotionally connect with everyone on their team – regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, experience, qualifications, IQ, years of service, or behavioral style.
The best leaders have shifted from managing, motivating and evaluating employees to coaching and mentoring them. They have the ability to sit down with employees on a regular basis and have open, honest discussions about their relationships, performance and engagement. In this way, they attract and retain the best people.
Inspiring Commitment and Passion
Committed employees are productive, stay with the organization longer, and deliver the best customer service. Leaders must develop the capability to assist employees by inspiring, delegating, coaching and cheering them so they are consistently succeeding and celebrating success.
Building Winning Teams
The ultimate achievement for an exceptional leader is to do themselves out of their role as soon as possible. Strong leaders are effective at helping individuals and teams to ownership of their performance and are committed to excellence and providing value every day. While the team may achieve high levels of performance individually and collectively, transfer of responsibility to others is an ongoing and masterful skill that moves organizations from crisis to creativity.