April 11, 2023
by John O. Burdett
In recognising that what got us here won’t get us to where we need to be, there is a pressing need to revisit what it means to be a leader. We explore that question in two parts.
The 20th century organisation will no longer get us to where we need to be. The organisation we need to create will be agile, built to change and directed towards stakeholder value. The resulting focused, flat, fast, flexible and fertile (to new ideas) organisation will be, of necessity, a team of teams. The time to change is while you are successful. Waiting until you have to change is much too late.
In recognising that what got us here won’t get us to where we need to be, there is a pressing need to revisit what it means to be a leader. We explore that question in two parts. Part one presents a series of statements that challenge where you are today. Part two provides a simple assessment of: (i) the mindset that currently shapes your team’s behaviour; and (ii) the mindset you need moving forward. In turbulent times, it’s all about mindset!
It’s clearly important to understand where there is work to do. In many senses, however, it’s even more important to know where you excel. Affirmation opens the door to inspiration. To lead is to catch people doing it right.
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- Part One: Review and reflect on leadership capability. A future-oriented leadership scorecard.
- Part Two: In turbulent times, it’s all about mindset! A simple assessment.
This article is an extract of content © Orxestra® Inc. The download is available from the TRANSEARCH International website.
John O. Burdett is founder of Orxestra® Inc. He has extensive international experience as a senior executive. As a consultant he has worked in more than 40 countries for organisations that are household names. John has worked on organisation culture for some of the world's largest organisations. His ongoing partnership with TRANSEARCH International means that his thought leading intellectual property, in any one year, supports talent management in many hundreds of organisations around the world. Get in touch with John O. Burdett »