One of the biggest, and often unrecognised, benefits of executive coaching is the transformation of an individual who might not have been exerting their peak performance or were simply incapable of giving their best for some time. The turnaround of a key executive from low or inconsistent performer to a consistently high-impact player is an investment worth making.
When the environment changes dramatically, it changes for everyone. If you don't adapt, extinction is inevitable. Yesterday's success may well sow the seeds of tomorrow's demise. And agility really is a make-or-break issue.
Other than know-how in technology, which is a given, leadership competencies differ depending upon the role. That understood, five leadership competencies are emerging as having future primacy.
John Burdett is a best-selling author on leadership and organisation culture, and is Leadership advisor to TRANSEARCH International. In this download (PDF) John explains in detail what leaders need to know now to embrace mastery in each of these competencies.
Leaders would be wise to recognise that reaching corporate goals in this business environment also depends on translating individual worker views and ideas upward and outward to understand how they can and should influence strategy.
Change has, of course, been with us forever. The current rate of change, however, is new. This shift is so profound that it challenges the very essence of what it means to be a leader. From a recruitment perspective it also means revisiting the multi-headed hydra known as "FIT". Darren Raycroft explains.
Businesses in the energy sector have tremendous challenges ahead as they work to keep pace with rapid digital change. David MacPherson explains how to maximise the return on any investment in innovation by ensuring energy sector employers have the right leaders in place to make change happen.
Mental agility requires top leaders to abandon cognitive rigidity and absorb the full panoply of solutions to problems, especially those they have not encountered before.
Louise Garver explains how to project your brand and value proposition in your resume and online.
Di Gillett, Director of TRANSEARCH International Australia, explains why it is important to welcome challenges as opportunities, and be prepared to take a risk.
When it comes to pursuing an advanced degree, most professionals wonder 'Will the output of time and energy be worth it?' It’s a big commitment, especially for established professionals who usually have plenty to balance already. Inviting more work can seem daunting. Ultimately, the value of any rigorous endeavour rests in the mind of the person pursuing it.
If any accomplished business executive takes a few short moments to consider their good fortune, they may recognise that all they are and all they have, are gifts bestowed by and through the kindness, generosity, teaching and care of others.