Leaders make the critical difference between success and failure -
How do you ensure your leaders can engage individuals to perform effectively, and execute on your organisation’s business strategy?
In the 30 years that Wilson Learning has studied leadership and has helped its clients develop their approaches to leadership effectiveness, we have
come to believe that how leaders view their purpose will set the course for their organisation’s success. For Wilson Learning, the purpose of a leader is to engage others in committing their full energy to the creation of value and success.
Wilson Learning’s approach to assessing and developing leaders begins with Leadership Character - those elements of leadership that are enduring and core to how people view the purpose of leadership. While Leadership Character is the foundation of effective leadership, however, alone it is not sufficient. In order to produce tangible results, effective leaders need the skills and knowledge required to execute on those values and principles.
Our perspective, based on both in-depth research and practical experience, is that the skills required to execute effective leadership can be defined as four core roles that each leader must fulfill: the Visionary, the Tactician, the Facilitator and the Contributor.
All leaders, regardless of level, need to fulfill all four roles. But they do not need to emphasize all four roles at the same depth and to the same extent, this will depend on the leader’s level within your organisation.
For more information, download our Leadership Effectiveness Position Paper.