is rapidly leveling the competitive playing fields between
industrial and emerging market countries, bringing with it
the extraordinary competitive pressures we are feeling
today. To compete effectively in this "flat" environment you
need a leadership development strategy that will keep you in
the game. The capacity of your organization to
produce exceptional results is directly tied to the
behaviors of your leaders. As a leader, you know that
managing and leading are different, but both important. The
challenge is finding the right balance between the two.
simply takes the leading function to the next level.
behaviors maintain performance within the boundaries of
standard operating procedures and policies (very important
to your customers). "Leading" behaviors engage the
organization to bring about critical changes (important to
your competitive vitality). However,
behaviors routinely produce extraordinary results by
inspiring people to do things that they previously thought
were beyond their reach.
regularly produce improvements in key performance parameters
of 25-35%, because they know what really motivates people
and they employ that knowledge in their day-to-day
practices. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the skills and
behaviors associated with
can be learned and measured.
Transformational leaders have learned how to:
Their behavior patterns can be grouped under the following dimensions:
Our 360 transformational leadership assessment tool is the recognized standard for measuring these behavioral sets.
A recent survey of 412 global executives, sponsored by Development Dimensions International, revealed the leadership qualities they felt will be important over the next 5 years. The most frequently selected choices by the executives were: