People meet all manner of challenges in dealing with the complexities of modern organisational life; unrelenting pressure to compete, to achieve more with less, to re-think and re-deploy in order to survive and thrive in a changing world. Solving immediate problems, however, can sometimes leave deeper issues undiscovered and unresolved.
A different kind of leadership is required to go into this uncharted territory, usually requiring a team effort, an innovative process and skilled facilitation. Independent facilitation of open-ended enquiry enables leadership teams to break through to new potential, developing both external strategies and internal capabilities.
Here are six key characteristics of successful leadership:
- People are crystal clear about their common purpose and they are aligned through shared visions, values and strategies for success
- People willingly take individual responsibility for collective action
- They are in touch and in tune, playing to each other’s strengths
- Mutual knowledge and respect are manifest in their behaviour
- They manage risks and constantly learn from feedback
- Let us explore with you the issues you face and design a way of working that will help you make significant progress.
Groups from different divisions need to rapidly become one team to drive a new venture. It is important that this team becomes very effective very quickly, before dysfunctions set in. There is a tension between the need to show quick wins and the need to invest time and energy in co-designing the future. What sort of process will satisfy both in order to get the best outcome?
A virtual team of professionals is scattered across the globe and rarely comes together in one place at one time. An in-company conference gives an opportunity to re-think their role with a view to maximise contribution, eliminating duplicated efforts. What sort of framework will best help and how are they to interact so as to make the most of this opportunity?