A culture of trust yields higher engagement, happier employees, greater productivity, and higher profits. And it all starts in the brain.
When people hear the title of CEO, those three letters that command respect, they tend to imagine a relentless titan on a quest for entrepreneurial greatness. What comes to mind is the fiery temperament of a visionary like Steve Jobs, or the competitive drive of a leader like Travis Kalanick. Instead, they shared more traditional qualities, such as a strong sense of self-awareness, prioritization skills and, most of all, a willingness to listen and hear new ideas from their fellow leaders.
You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective.
Consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman recently shared a study they conducted with more than 330,000 bosses, peers, and subordinates. These are the top 7 skills that Zenger and Folkman found leaders need to demonstrate if they want to succeed.
Management is one of the top reasons cited for lack of engagement in the workplace, representing 70% of the variance between high and low engagement.
An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?”
Researchers at Oxford Economics note that the new class of emerging leaders embraces a digital mindset, is highly proficient at using technology to achieve competitive advantage.
High-trust organizations operate on a dividend, or performance multiplier if you will, which increases speed and decreases costs.
Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. Fortunately, companies can build the capacity for strategic leadership.
Pictures can be one of the most versatile tools in any leader’s toolbox. Similarly, Picasso was able to visualize and capture realism in his painting from a young age, and evolved so immensely throughout his career eventually co-founded the cubist movement.