Globalization 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. Transformational leadership simply takes the leading function to the next level.
               

 "Managing" 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, transformational leadership behaviors routinely produce extraordinary results by inspiring people to do things that they previously thought were beyond their reach. Transformational leaders 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 transformational leadership can be learned and measured.
               

Transformational leaders have learned how to:    

  • Create a work environment where people have a strong sense of purpose, feel optimistic about the future and are motivated to achieve heroic goals

  • Be inclusive and collaborative

  • Maintain long term focus and pace despite day-to-day distractions
                

Their behavior patterns can be grouped under the following dimensions:

  • Searching for opportunities

  • Inspiring a shared vision

  • Enabling others to act

  • Setting the example (modeling the way)

  • Building pride and self esteem

 

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:           

    iAbility to motivate a team 34.7%
    iWorks well across cultures & boundaries 33.5%
    iAbility to facilitate change 32.0%
    iDeveloping talent 25.7%

 
 

 

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