Leadership Development – How to Measure your Effectiveness as a Leader

The demands on leaders are growing each day and many find themselves being consumed in their organisation and not finding the time to be effective leaders. Working “on the business to achieve results through others” requires leaders who are focused on what they need to achieve and are actively thinking about how to adopt the correct leadership behaviours to achieve results. This requires a clear understanding of what leaders do. Many, when asked, find it difficult to clearly explain what they do to be a leader, and therefore have difficulty in owning their leadership development. One leadership model that delegates have found provides an excellent practical model is the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) by Kouze & Posner. The model has 5 key leadership behaviours

Challenging the process
Inspiring a shared vision
Enabling others to perform
Modelling the way
Encouraging the heart

The 360 online feedback process by boss, colleagues, direct reports  and self clearly provides feedback on your effectivess in these 5 key leadership behaviours . Individuals are able to prioritise areas for improvement, implement change and measure their improvement by repeating the 360 process within a year. LPI really makes you see your leadership as it is, not how you perceive it to be and enables you to take action and rise to the challenge of improving your leadership of each individual and the team. Experience has shown this is a feedback process that is extremely challenging,– are you ready for the challenge? This process is a key part of helping individuals understand themselves to improve their effectiveness as a professional manager Linking personality, leadership and culture into a seemless journey of development for managers in any organisation has a profound impact on organisational performance. Individual managers  personal perceptions are frquently different from  perceptions of others.  Three tools, Ithaka Leadership Development Limited uses to help organisations change are:

Personality  – Insights Discovery® , a user friendly personality profile that helps you develop effective working relationships
Leadership  – LPI
Culture – a new tool for measuring culture has recently been released by Cathexis Ltd, the Amici Relationship and Culture Audit, enabling feedback from all stakeholders.  A revelation for understanding current status and managing culture change, plus measuring has your organisation achieved the planned changes.

                   PERSONALITY                            +                    LEADERSHIP        = IMPROVED ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE                            +                    CULTURE                                      To be an effective leader you have to manage all 3 aspects…Do you manage all three? If you want to be an effective leader these issues must be addressed.

Specialist in Leadership Development and Management Training based in Birmingham, UK. We work all over the UK and some International clients as well. Our strong emphasis is on delivering Leader Development and Management Training that delivers bottom line results for the organisation. We are effective, practical and get the most out of your teams and their leaders.LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT FUNDING Until Dec 2012 – For any sized organisation in England, we have upto 50% funding for Accredited Work Based Management Development
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