No matter what leaders set out to do—whether it's creating strategy or mobilizing teams to action—their success depends on how they do it.
Note: In the end how leaders lead says more about who is really the leader than the title held.
visionary leaders articulate where a group is going, but not how it will get there—setting people free to innovate, experiment, and take calculated risks. Knowing the big picture and how a given job fits in gives people clarity; they understand what's expected of them. And the sense that everyone is working toward shared goals builds team commitment: People feel pride in belonging to their organization.
Note: Visonary leadership empowers followers with clarity that empowers followers with direction.
Note: Visonary leadership empowers followers with direction that empowers followers with direction.
Visionary leaders help people to see how their work fits into the big picture, lending people a clear sense not just that what they do matters, but also why. Such leadership maximizes buy-in for the organization's overall long-term goals and strategy.
Note: An absence of visionary leadership leaves confusion about where followers fit and their contribution
What does able coaching look like in a leader? Coaches help people identify their unique strengths and weaknesses, tying those to their personal and career aspirations. They encourage employees to establish long-term development goals, and help them to conceptualize a plan for reaching those goals, while being explicit about where the leader's responsibility lies and what the employee's role will be.
Note: What does a leader-coach look like in action?
Note: What does a leader-coach look like in action?