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For a great organisation, culture isn't an abstract or vague concept … it's real … it speaks to people. It's not a competitive advantage … it's a competitive imperative.

To survive is to adapt. "Are you managing your culture?" If any of the seven questions that follow receives a negative response, the answer is, almost certainly, "not so much."

The 7 Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Culture
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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.
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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.

Tomorrow's Leadership Will Be Different
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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.