One of the key areas in any business is leadership. The effectiveness of this spreads throughout the business and has an impact on all members of the team.
People commit with their hearts and not with their heads and need a strong leadership to follow. Performance can be managed, people cannot be. People must be led. Modern business demands much of those tasked with delivering operational outputs and the need for genuine leader/managers has never been greater than it is now.
If there is a lack of consistent leadership across a business it results in a lack of self-organising and self-managing teams as there is no role model of leadership to follow. As a result, there is a need for increased management especially at Team Leader and Supervisor levels. This increases indirect costs and creates a culture based on micro management.
Success needs to be sustainable and for this to take place it is imperative that the workforce feels listened to, motivated, aligned with the company vision and mission and given the resources they need to deliver their part of it. The processes and outputs must be well organised and measured and the workforce needs to be led by strong, engaging and inspirational people.
It is a common misnomer that one person can motivate another person. Personal motivation comes from many sources i.e. a hobby, a desire to create something new or make a change, a vision for an improvement or identifying or being part of an exciting opportunity. Motivation is an emotion and therefore comes from within the individual and cannot come from outside i.e. another person. In this respect an individual will either feel motivated or will not feel motivated. Motivation comes from being inspired and inspiration comes from leaders.
For sustained success, a company needs to attract competent, experienced and self-motivated people and then retain them. In order for this to happen it is essential that the terms and conditions of employment reflect a dynamic, caring and ambitious employer where people are valued and encouraged.
For success to be assured a business needs to be seen as a go-to employer. It needs to attract and retain the best talent and be recognised as a company that looks after its people. To do this it has to create an environment where people feel valued, happy, healthy and positive.
This is the best way and often the only real way to outpace the competition as it will underpin a culture of innovation and continuous improvement based on team work.
How We Can Support You
Our leadership development programme is bespoke to suit your needs. The programme enables you to understand and grow your leadership style and make changes so that your team follow you. We support and coach you to excel in your business and enhance your leadership skills so you can get the best out of yourself and your team.
Leadership programmes are also suitable for those who are being promoted and need to learn how to become a leader.