Rolling through demanding globalization, more is expected from our Leaders in their positions. Ability to demonstrate higher value, create productive, engaged company cultures, fully empower the teams and make a significant contribution into strategy. Not to mention the ability to consider, and deliver innovation. The Higher Mix leadership specialists and organisational psychologists focus on Leadership Effectiveness; styles of leadership which engineer real change, enable top-line growth and drive brand equity.
Not enough to have candidates with right levels of experience or specialist management skills these days, with diversity of businesses today, repertoire of obligatory executive skills and abilities is growing off the grid. Moreso, it’s emotional intelligence and business acumen that are ever more important.
Despite increased effort to recruit, retain strong and capable managers – there’s a definitive shortage of management and leadership skills out there. And in the absence of the right people with right skills to lead from the front, how will internal teams be truly productive, or understand the company direction, vision and strategy?
Influential leaders are catalysts of a truly motivated, productive workforce. But leaders don’t all get things done in the same way, their styles vary markedly. And if managers become enmeshed in unnecessary bureaucracy, trivialities, derision or unproductive activities, takes a real toll on company results.
Necessary for companies to look inward, exposing the great talent they already have (people who simply require a little polish and development) transitioning them to be great managers.
Leadership development produces stronger managers who listen, confidently set strategy, responding with grit to market conditions and demands.