Define leadership not through studies, but through the real-life expectations in your company.
Define leadership not by googling “Define Leadership”, but instead by analyzing your organizations strengths and opportunities.
Define leadership and build customized programs to embed leadership throughout your organization.
Over the last ten years, there has been an intense desire to define leadership. Countless books and articles have been written. Competency models have been created. And studies by large universities have been published.
Most of these studies and publications have tried to make the distinction to define leadership in contrast to defining management. But to exclusively set out to define leadership, they are making it very confusing to the leaders they hope to impact.
Leadership and Management is often integrated. When an executive goes to work each day, they can’t lead from 8am-9am, then take off the leadership hat and manage from 9am-10am. As an executive, they lead and manage all day…together. Attempting to exclusively define leadership is often confusing!
I have create the Leadership Integration Model that takes the definition of leadership and the definition of managing and defines the overlap. As a leader, you set a vision, lead change, influence, and coach your team. As a manager, you manage your team, manage projects, and manage resources. The model helps leaders navigate the balance of these responsibilities and assists them in being strategic, not Corporate Exhausted Heroes.
As your company attempts to define leadership for your organization, let us help you in finding the real-life unique needs and building a program that establishes clear expectations for your leaders to be successful.