It's no secret that good leadership can make or break a business. So what is your organization doing to ensure that leaders are top notch?
There are a few simple strategies and focuses that will help your organization realize the full leadership potential that has existed in the company all along.
In the modern age, one of the easiest improvement a business can make is to technology - how does that help leadership?
Look at the technology available to businesses for streamlining the work that needs to be done - workflow automation, automated personal assistant software, smart devices and so many other advancements in the last decade alone have made constant leadership a reality.
Often companies fall behind or lose track of their goals because leaders are distracted with specific tasks or pulled in too many different directions. The idea behind this technology is to empower leaders and managers to move from simply delegating tasks and filing reports to actively engaging with other employees as work is being done.
So how does the technology become apparent and necessary to the rest of the company?
The other half of modern theory that encourages and promotes strong leadership is process improvement - it has proven to be exponentially more difficult to develop strong leadership inside of a broken system.
This is where process improvement becomes critical - by fixing overall processes in the company, suddenly the time for true leadership exists. Managers and executives can be freed up from routing and approvals, for example, to start performing walks through the company and improving areas while encouraging existing success in others.
Process improvement also supports the long-term gain of leadership improvement - by bringing in a "fixer" or even hiring new management, there may be temporary improvement but remember: the people before your "fixers" were hired, often with the same qualifications and the same criteria for hire, to fix these problems. Maybe the did temporary, and maybe this rush of new talent will as well but if there are problems with the core business processes the same leadership issues will continue to arise in the business regardless of talent.
If the process issues don't change, in fact, you'll start to notice problems in recruiting serious talent to your leadership and management roles.
Avoid these problems by engaging in modern and technology-driven process improvement today.