POWER KEY #5
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
Leaders point the business in the right direction and inspire their followers to then move in that direction. Leaders need to be trusted in their decision making and to create safety. Managers ensure that everyone gets there alive; they empower the vision. Managers need to be trusted for their ability to support, facilitate and ensure that it can be done.
Leadership and Management are two very different and distinctive skill sets. They should never be confused. More importantly the best managers and leaders have an intrinsic ability that cannot be taught. Build on this ability through training and experience and you have the right people in the right place to breath life into your teams.
The biggest challenge to the health of your teams is the belief that excellence in delivery is a sign of leadership or management ability. Leadership and Management is a specific role in itself and should be developed accordingly. It is is no longer about rank or reward; it is about specialised skills. These two roles are primarily responsible for the health of the system and essentially function as a critical buffer to change.
We partner with our clients to understand how to ensure your Leaders and Managers are generating the result you need to bring your teams alive, resilient and effective.
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