Leadership_fitWhat Does it Mean to Lead?

Leadership, as defined by most dictionaries, means “to go before, or with, to show the way; to induce.” Every organization needs a leader (and preferably several leaders) to “show the way” to others as the organization strives to define and achieve its goals.

Whether these goals are entrepreneurial or humanitarian – or both – the leader’s work is to instill a sense of purpose and passion to the work that the organization undertakes.

Identifying, developing and sustaining leadership in your organization must be one of your strategic objectives. Without leaders at every level of your organization, your organization may well under-perform. It may miss strategic opportunities, stifle innovation, underutilize your employees, and fall short of its goals in customer service, quality, productivity, and profitability.

Russell Consulting, Inc. can guide your organization in identifying and developing your leaders. We can help you develop the key competencies that will help develop and sustain leadership, but also sustain your company’s long-term success.

Leadership at every level makes all of the difference as to whether your company will be around for the long haul. Invest in leadership today to sustain your success for tomorrow and beyond.

The Core Competencies of Leadership

RCI has been developing leaders in its client organizations since 1987. We have designed and developed leadership programs that help define an ambitious role for leaders at every level and then build the competencies to fulfill this role.

Some of the competencies that we have defined as core to the role of leaders include:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Coaching
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Systems Thinking
  • Delegation
  • Performance Management and Accountability
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Managing Conflict
  • Building and Sustaining Teamwork
  • Leading Change
  • Quality and Productivity Improvement
  • Servant Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Development
  • Develop Trust
  • Dealing with Ambiguity

Click here for a copy of an example leadership development curriculum: RCI Leadership Development Series.

Defining and Assessing Leadership Competencies

We can help your organization define what it seeks to develop in its leaders and then design a customized leadership development program for you. Once we guide you in defining what leadership means in your company, we then conduct a 360° leadership assessment to provide a baseline measure of each leader’s effectiveness.

Click here for more information on our leadership 360°360° Leadership Assessment and Development.

Developing leadership at every level of your organization helps sustain your long-term success. When you work with us to develop your leadership, we help you grow your leadership at every level through customized training programs and guide your leaders in applying what they are learning to real issues and challenges facing your organization.

Contact Russell Consulting to learn more about how we can help develop your leadership depth!