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Seven Absent Leadership Skills

Posted Nov 18 2009 10:03pm

Research shows leaderships skills as  highly inadequate – and leadership gaps  are consistent across countries, organizations and levels in the organization. Have you seen lack of leader skills where you work? If so, read on …

The Center for Creative Leadership surveyed 2200 leaders for 15 organizations in three countries between 2006 and 2008, and  found 7 keys that could transform your workplace. 

Seven competencies are named as most urgent for success now and in future:

1. Lead people – Leaders lack skill in directing and motivating people

2. Strategic planning – Leaders lack skill to transform vision into doable strategies.

3.  Manage change -  Leaders lack skill to facilitate effective organizational change

4. Inspire commitment – Leaders lack skill to recognize and reward talents.

5. Resourcefulness - Leaders lack skill to work effectively with top management

6. Do what it takes – Leaders lack skill to persevere under adverse conditions.

7. Learn quickly – Leaders lack skill to learn new technology and effective business approaches

The survey showed that “today’s leaders are not meeting the demands of their organizations.  Do you see a similar leadership gap where you work? If so, why not survey several or all workers to discover what’s toxic and what’s well – as you lead innovation with the brain in mind.

Not surprisingly research also shows that future-focused leadership brings innovation.  It’s become evident that CEOs who focus their attention on future events and external activities lead their firms to early adoption and invention of new technologies and faster development of innovations.

Interested in brain based solutions to leadership gaps:?

1. To lead and motivate people – successful leaders model innovation and allow the magic of mirror neurons at work to ensure no brain is left behind.

2. For strategic planning – effective leaders  transform vision into doable strategies by gathering and valuing input across differences.

3.  To manage change -  top leaders facilitate effective organizational change by surveying first to determine organizational brainpower.

4. To inspire commitment – successful leaders  recognize and reward talents by facilitating innovative brainpower in others.

5. To ensure resourcefulness - effective leaders  work  with top management to capitalize on brain-powered workplace culture.

6. Do what it takes – Leaders persevere under adverse conditions when they view reality as Einstein saw it and persisted.

7. Learn quickly – Leaders gain skill to learn new technology and effective business approaches each time they renew with the brain in mind.

What new brain facts would transform your mental leadership barriers into brilliant stars to inspire others where you work? Ready to tackle the delights and challenges that accompany leadership renewal with the brain in mind?

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