How to Consistently Win the Game (of Business)

The Next Step After Mastering Your Outer Game is Leadership Effectiveness

Warren Bennis author of On Becoming a Leader said, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”

For the purposes of developing leadership effectiveness, leadership is a one-to-many relationship as opposed to the one-on-one relationship of management.

Accelerating Sustainable Growth Requires Mastery of the Work of Leaders Skills

The diagram above illustrates the three elements of the Work of Leaders process:

Crafting a Vision
Vision is imagining an improved future state that the group will make a reality through its work. if you are a leader, you’re are leading people somewhere else–somewhere that’s not here. Leadership is all about change and transformation.

Three Reasons Vision is important

1. A vision can help your enterprise stand out from your competitors

2. A vision provides purpose

3. A vision drives the creation of goals.

The Work of Leaders process can teach the leadership team how to use Exploration, Boldness, and Testing Assumptions to successfully craft a vision.

“The first basic ingredient of leadership is a guiding vision . . . Unless you know where you’re going and why, you cannot possibly get there.” — Warren Bennis

Building Alignment
Alignment is getting everyone in the group to understand and commit to the direction.

Three Reasons Alignment is Important

1. Alignment conserves time and energy

2. Alignment provides a forum for questions and concerns

3. Alignment unites and excites people around a vision

In the Work of Leaders process can teach the leadership team how to use Clarity, Dialogue and Inspiration to build both emotional and rational buy-in for a vision.

“The most empowering condition of all is when the entire organization is aligned with its mission, and people’s passion and purpose are in synch with each other.”
Bill George and Peter Sims, Authors of True North 

Championing Execution:
Championing Execution is ensuring that the conditions are present for the imagined future to be turned into reality.

Three Reasons Alignment is Important

1. Championing execution is a tangible sign of the leader’s commitment

2. Championing execution assures the development of concrete strategies

3. Championing execution gives people a sense of achievement.

The Work of Leaders process can teach the leadership team how to use Momentum, Structure, and Feedback to successfully champion execution of the strategy to achieve the vision.

Mark Twain once said, “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. –Mark Twain

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Leadership Effectiveness is Step 7 in The Profit Accelerator Roadmap shown below:

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