Innovative Leadership In Business
The importance of leadership in business is either underestimated or played down. Your team or business functions will operate in line with the inspiration you create, or fail to create. Zombie businesses can survive in most business climates, but few will thrive in the business marketplace without good leadership, either from the top, or from middle managers who pick up the baton where the actual leaders have dropped it.
Leaders are needed at all levels of the business
However, a great business needs a great visionary.
Most visionary’s are made not born. That’s the good news! The bad news is that few business leaders seek to create a vision for their business that everyone else can buy into.
What’s worse is that few businesses invest sufficiently in developing future business leaders
There are many reasons for this. For some businesses, existing business leaders fear training those below them in case they walk away from the business to competitors or to become a new competitor business. One way to overcome this fear is to share the rewards developing leaders bring to the business and not be too greedy over short term spoils of new business generated and instead look to the long-term benefit of fairly rewarding key business team members.
All hugely successful organisations and businesses need effective leaders
To become a great business leader requires much more than technical business skills that say accountants and lawyers may have. Great business leaders have bundles of emotional intelligence to bring in everybody into improve business performance, not just the Board.
Top business leaders are not always brilliant business managers. You can be an amazing business manager, but may never be a business leader. Often great business leaders are not in management positions. Their talent is wasted, cause they never get into a position to fully express themselves for the benefit of the business as a whole, and themselves.
How do you find the business leaders in your business and bring business leaders together to focus on sustainable business growth?
Enterprise risk management methodology will help in this regard. Many SME’s and large businesses can benefit from developing the leaders who will guide us to a better future.
A look at the business news headlines in most week’s will reveal examples of bad business leadership. W need to help educate business leaders better to reduce frequency of bad business events and increase the occurrence and size of business successes. How we get there doesn’t matter too much, but too often we don’t.
Make better decisions today. Overcome tough decision-making issues faster. Make your team follow you. Lead by example but make sure everyone in your team is engaged you yours and their future.
— Risk Manager (@ERMuk) June 4, 2017