Change is now the only reliable constant and so leadership needs to be adaptable and flexible. With more remote and hybrid working, leadership must evolve to meet the needs of today's business challenges.
Effective leadership is essential in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world. But it’s not what it was, back in the day, way back when in the 20th century, command and control, hierarchies, them and us ruled. Today we need to be regenerative, ethical, mindful leaders to build future profits but also build a better world and effective teams.
There are many reasons why we need to press 'reset' on the way businesses were run in the past. And when we do, business will be more profitable, we'll create a greener planet and a better world for everybody. As a Green Growth business your staff will be more engaged, your brand and reputation will soar, referrals will increase, service delivery and customer satisfaction will improve. Moreover, even though you're more profitable, you'll know you're regenerating the planet and creating stronger families and communities and a more resilient society.
Our carbon management system will help you create a greener planet and build a better world whilst improving your business performance. It will easily measure and manage your carbon reduction programme because it’s more important to focus on reducing your carbon footprint than measure it. But we do both. Net Zero Carbon Management System.
Leadership today is more about creating teams than hierarchies, more about understanding than dictating, and more about being present than remote.
Teams are different today. Motivation is different. Carrots and sticks aren’t a good motivator any more, if ever they were. The modern leader can’t be remote, hidden away, they need to be visible and involved.
DISC personality assessments are a self-assessment behaviour tool. Candidates who undergo disc personality testing have their DISC type determined and corresponding personality profile revealed and assessed. The various DISC types are indicative of your behaviours and motivations in the workplace. You can use this to identify roles, tasks, teams and more that you, or others, would be ideally suited to. Personality Assessments.
Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. As the world becomes wealthier and as the global population continues to expand, the exponential extraction and pollution of the planet will quickly deplete us of our natural resources. Most likely, before this happens, a chain reaction of weather events will create an environmental collapse quickly followed by economic and societal collapse leading to civil unrest and even wars. This is an issue of over production and consumption. Business leaders are in the best position to avert this issue before a tipping point is reached and events spiral out of control.
The planet today is 1.1C above pre-industrial levels. At today's temperature the ice caps are melting causing sea levels to rise, the soil is drying out causing more and more trees to die out, forest fires start more easily, storms are more frequent, droughts increase, deserts expand, there are more health risks, increased poverty and people are displaced. We need to become NET regenerative, replacing by a factor of ten the damage we do to the planet.
Our transactional way of living and working is creating mental health issues. One in four people experience mental issues each year in the UK. Globally only 20% are engaged at work, just 32% are thriving, 43% are stressed at work, 24% experience a lot of anger and 25% a lot of sadness. Employee engagement is critical to business success.
A rising tide lifts all boats. The industrial revolution has delivered increased living standards for millions of people, but the unequal distribution of wealth is causing resentment and unhappiness. Growth has come at the expense of equality. This is a pattern that repeats itself throughout history, that leads to decline and failure, but now the impact is global and avoidable. This inequality actually lowers business productivity and profitability. It's in everyone's interest to lower the current levels of inequality.
We need to take the long view. Large corporations are focused on short-term profit maximisation. If they don't maximise their short-term profits, CEOs lose their jobs, or they get taken over by another company who promises to do better. Small and medium-sized companies with 1 to 10,000 staff can take the long view, they are passionate about change and making a difference and will benefit more quickly by developing a Green Growth mindset and way of working.
Leadership today is more relational than transactional, it all means a different and better approach to leadership is required. Leadership today cannot be confined to a few selected people. Leadership today needs to be demonstrated by everybody in the organisation. People need to feel able to lead their own role, their function, to develop and improve as circumstances and situations demand. Whilst making the organisation more agile, it also nurtures, grows and develops new senior leaders within the organisation.
Develop your personal leadership and time management skills so you can positively influence and persuade others, handle difficult situations and increase your resilience when under pressure.
A leader needs to build strong working relationships with their managers, partners, suppliers and employees. They need to build exceptional teams if they are to deliver an exceptional customer experience. To be an effective leader you need to create high performance teams built with effective working relationships.
You are a role model for other leaders, your managers and staff. You’re defining the behaviours, workplace culture and acceptable way of working for the rest of the organisation or team. They will follow in your footsteps. Your day-to-day behaviours will affect your company’s or team’s performance more than anything else.
The first priority of any leader is to make effective and sound decisions. Good decision making is a fundamental part of successful leadership. The critical decisions you make will determine the success of your organisation, your team and of yourself. You're having to make decisions every day, every hour. The easier this becomes, the more effective you will be.
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