We’ve heard about “institutionalised leadership styles” as identified and reported on within the NHS, government bodies and public sector environments. This leadership style is not marginalised to those sectors only, if we turn the lens back on ourselves, as leaders in our organisations, we can most probably identify where we too have fallen into a leadership style which has been embedded in our organisation’s culture over the years.
Are you OK with being a mediocre leader?
A leader has an obligation and commitment to their company to leave it in a better place than they found it and to leave a lasting and positive legacy.
In today’s ever changing and uncertain world of work, leaders are being asked to step-up in significant and un-expected ways to address the climate of ambiguity surrounding them. They are required to lead by example and to adopt behaviours and mindsets that demonstrate strong accountability at a personal and collective level.
For businesses to succeed, leaders need to stop leading in a mediocre way and avoiding the hard work. They are required to lead effectively which includes making unpopular decisions, giving frank feedback to colleagues, and calling out unproductive performance. If a leader avoids doing the hard work, they weaken themselves, their team, and their company.
Being labeled a ‘mediocre leader’ is not what any leader would wish for. However, we often don’t realise that we’ve fallen into the ‘institutionalised’ way of leading and discovering that we are not fully equipped with the tools needed to lead under pressure. This can result in leaders failing to serve themselves and their employees effectively. In fact, mediocre leadership has the power to destroy employee engagement completely putting the future of their entire organisation at risk.
An effective leader or manager must build relationships with peers and colleagues across the organisation and actively network to share ideas and drive innovation. Developing team excellence in their cohesion and collaboration is imperative to an organisation’s success. A mediocre leader drains the engagement and productivity out of their teams and if left unattended, will drive down results and drive out top talent.
Strengthening a leader’s agility and resilience will help to build a sense of personal resolve and equip them to tackle even the most unpredictable challenges.
It is important for organisations to maintain a culture of accountability and to address mediocre or unaccountable leadership behaviour. It is equally important for organisations to invest in the personal development of their leaders – and future leaders, to break the mold of the institutionalised leadership culture that may exist.
In support of organisations whose leadership styles have fallen way behind their business growth expectations,The Oakridge Centre has developed its Future Focus Leadership programme.
The programme helps to strengthen a leader’s agility and resilience, equipping them to build a sense of personal resolve to tackle even the most unpredictable challenges of today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world of work – and in an accountable way.
The sessions can be delivered as individual programmes to groups of up to 12 people or can be provided as a Future Focus Leadership Programme package which includes all the programmes listed above designed to your bespoke needs, or we can discuss replacing any of the programmes as required towards a more tailored package solution.
Following the programme’s post-assessment evaluation, additional leadership development in Coaching support can be added as a bolt-on to the Future Focus Leadership programme package.
The Oakridge Centre's Future Focus Leadership Coaching Day or Days is tailored to the outcome of the Future Focus Leadership Programme's assessment, to provide the additional leadership performance management support that may be needed.
The Leadership Coaching Surgery Day or Days is a perfect solution to providing individual performance coaching, team leaders group coaching, and/or coaching skills for managers.
Each Coachee will be offered a wide range of Diagnostic Assessments including:
The programme sponsor is provided with a full Feedback Report at the end of the programme.
Our video below includes a form for you to complete to receive a free copy in your Inbox of our Future Focus Leadership Workbook to help you plan your Accountable Leadership Journey.
If you haven't caught up on all of our 28 Podcast episodes to date we have provided the link below to the full library. We are on Season 3 in our Podcast series and editions focus on People and Organisational Development on Leadership, Coaching, Change, Team Effectiveness, Mental Health, Embracing Difference and Menopause at Work.
Has your organisation’s leadership culture fallen into the trap of mediocre or institutionalised leadership styles? We explore the costly impact this has on businesses which can put the future of an entire organisation at risk…
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