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Is Your Organisation Over-Managed And Under-Led?

Given the demanding business environment we operate in, the leadership requirement has never been greater.  And that’s not just leadership at the most senior levels but leadership throughout the organisation.

Yet from their thinking and actions, so many organisations seem to miss the leadership imperative.

Below are some examples of the different perspectives required:

Management

Leadership

Purpose

Operational effectiveness

To change and improve

Style

Practical support

Inspiring role model

Horizon

This quarter plus

Next year plus

Obsessions

When and How

Why and What

Performance Focus

Hitting the numbers

Increasing competitive advantage

Measures

Results

Behaviours

Expectation Setting

Target

Stretch

Direction of Travel

Towards the goals

Towards the vision

Communication

Planned, timely, clear 

Joined-up, motivating, coherent

Values

Focus on embedding them  into processes

Focus on holding everybody to high standards

These are not mutually exclusive, but what often happens is that the management stuff crowds out the leadership stuff, or ‘only Directors’ are supposed to operate in the right-hand, leadership dimension.  Because the management requirement is more tangible, it can be perceived (especially in tough times) as more desirable, when in reality, it’s leadership that will move you out of tough times more quickly, or help prevent them in the first place.

The effective organisation can be management and leadership led.

Using Structured Training’s own proprietary 4SL™ Leadership Framework your organisation can unlock leadership potential, and take people to new places, without losing managerial focus. For further information please contact:

Claudine McClean
T:  01789 734300
E:  claudinem@structuredtraining.com

 

 

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