Franklin Covey: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results
Today’s Leadership Crisis
The transition from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Worker Age has resulted in four chronic problems faced by today’s leaders. These include:
- Trust in leaders at historic lows. Just when the payoff for trust was never higher, we have wary customers, hesitant partners, a cynical public, and suspicious employees.
- Strategic uncertainty. Challenges that once took years to materialise now arise overnight; competitive advantages vanish, governments vie for capital and talent; and hyper-paced technological change means that someone on the other side of the world just turned your business on its head.
- An ominous shortage of experienced leadership. In some countries, throngs of leaders are retiring and other rapidly-growing countries lack qualified leaders. The result? Inconsistent execution, weak decisions, missed opportunities, and unfulfilled employees.
- The war for talent. Just when the right idea can change an industry, knowledge and creativity are at a premium—and totally mobile. People are no longer satisfied with just showing up they want to make a difference. The best people hire their employers, not the other way around. The contribution they can make is more motivating than their pay cheque
Leaders unleash talent and capability by carrying out the 4 Imperatives in a “whole person” way. They are sequential in that one builds upon another, and simultaneous—meaning that you must constantly pay attention to all four in order to sustain outstanding performance.
Great leaders can be defined as having these 4 Imperatives:
Imperative 1: Inspire Trust—to build credibility as a leader, so that people will trust you with their highest efforts.
Imperative 2: Clarify Purpose—to define a clear and compelling purpose that people will want to offer their best to achieve.
Imperative 3: Align Systems—to create systems of success that support the purpose and goals of the organisation, enable people to do their best work, operate independently of you, and endure overtime.
Imperative 4: Unleash Talent—to develop a winning team, where people’s unique talents are leveraged against clear performance expectations in a way that encourages responsibility and growth.
Assessing & Implementing the Principles of Great Leadership
- More than just a training event Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results takes a process oriented approach to developing great leaders. The process includes:
- Prework to help prepare for the experience, including defining a personal leadership challenge or opportunity you want to focus on.
- A Leadership Quotient (LQ) assessment to measure your leadership capabilities against the 4 Imperatives of Great Leaders.
- A full set of electronic tools, videos, and other resources to help you implement what you have learned and achieve new levels of results when you return to your organisation.
- Exclusive access to online leadership tools, expert interviews, and other resources at www.leadershipcontract.com.
- A follow up Leadership Quotient assessment (6 months after the programme).
Without leaders who can connect the efforts of their team to the critical objectives of the organisation, no organisation has ever become great. Put your leaders on the path to greatness today.