LEADING THE LEADERS | DEVELOPING THE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, THE COURAGE, AND THE SKILLS TO LEAD
Do your managers actually have what it takes to drive performance and innovation in your organisation?
Or are they struggling to:
- Inspire and motivate their people
- Overcome resistance
- Delegate effectively
- Hold their staff accountable to deliver
- Balance the demands of delivering results with the needs of their people as a team and as individuals
- Develop the capabilities of their staff
- Have difficult conversations
If you find that your managers spend more time doing the team's work, instead of driving, encouraging and facilitating the team doing the work, then chances are your managers don't know how to be leaders, at all.
I see this in organisations of all sizes, where managers are promoted because of their ability to do the job (and the years of experience they've accumulated) without ever understanding that doing the job is no longer their job!
And, because of the years spent subordinating to others, they have no idea how to move from the skills and intelligence required to do their old job, to the emotional intelligence required to lead their teams (the new job) to get the job done.
As a result, they worry more about being liked than driving performance, often find themselves holding onto work that should go to others because they don't feel anyone else can be trusted to do the job as well as they did it, feel a greater responsibility to the tasks than the team, and usually have no clue as to how they can inspire and hold their team accountable to deliver, let alone have the difficult conversations required when things don't go to plan.
As a result, they often end up trying to carry the team single-handedly, become frustrated that their promotion looks just the same as their old position but with the added responsibility of a team (that they have little control over), and drive a culture of under-performance, frustration and resistance, within their team (and often the wider business).
And guess what?
It's entirely resolvable.
But only through the development of emotional intelligence.
When I work with leadership teams, I develop their emotional intelligence, helping them to re-frame their perceptions, create the courage to lead, and give them the specific leadership skills that will ensure that their staff follow their lead willingly, while overcoming the resistance of those who challenge their authority.
And the result?
Strong leaders who support cultural excellence, leading to greater efficiency, innovation and an all round better reputation for your organisation (inside and out).
To discuss how I can help you to develop a first class leadership team in your organisation, simply contact me here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an initial consultation.