Great leaders never stop learning
Good team leaders and managers are essential to any organisation. Clear vision, coherent organisational strategies and inspirational leaders who unleash staff potential are the key element in reaching the full performance potential of the organisation.
The changing nature of the business environment requires leaders be responsive and proactive and to think, act and influence in that environment to ensure necessary shifts in directions for the organisation.
What kind of leadership is needed to support the responsive process that maximises performance potential? It is the kind that makes decisions and takes action to boost the organisation’s current performance as well as to strengthen the organisation’s future competitiveness and effectiveness. Alongside strategic thinking and influencing, organising and action planning are both essential for delivery of a clear vision, strategy and risk management. These skills create the fuel to drive the organisation’s learning process and link it to their strategic intent for creating and sustaining competitive advantage. They are needed in every element of the learning process, and leaders at every level in the organisation can practice them.
The research focusing on identical twins shows that leadership is about one-third born (due to genetic factors) and two-thirds made. This is good news for all those involved in leadership development as good leaders can indeed be developed! Good leaders follow a challenging and never-ending path of learning and development, which requires keeping an open mind to new skills and approaches in order to meet the changing needs of the team.
New Pearson business skills qualifications (Business Administration, Customer Service, Team Leading, Management and Leadership) provide leaders and managers with the skills and understanding of the key responsibilities required in their roles. The new leadership and management qualifications are designed to provide work-based training across all levels (2-7) to develop knowledge and skills, including leadership and self- management skills, communication, decision making, project management and information technology skills within professional settings.
This excellent suite of qualifications and complementing support packages are designed to support learners to achieve their goals and the organisational business objectives.
Contact us to find out how Dynamic Training UK can support your leadership development.
Arvey, R. D., Rotundo, M., Johnson, W., Zhang, Z., & McGue, M. (2006). The determinants of leadership role occupancy: Genetic and personality factors. Leadership Quarterly, 17, 1-20.
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