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Everyday Leadership is a Craft!

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Knowing the Craft of Leadership is Essential

Do outside pressures and demands on you as a leader seem to steal your attention?

Do you wonder if you’re paying enough attention to your staff?

If so, it’s useful to consider

  1. the purpose of your leadership efforts
  2. the fact that day-to-day leadership is really a craft aimed at that specific purpose

Knowing this craft and its nature will make it clear to you in what instances people need your leadership...

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When Life Hits Hard, How Do You Sustain Your Leadership?

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As a Leader You Get Particularly Challenged When Life is Difficult

Maybe you’re in the middle of a tough divorce. Maybe a loved one passed away. Or may something else is troubling for you. No matter what the reason is, there are times when the last thing you want is to shoulder more weight or more responsibility.

But your job requires that you do. Because you’re a leader.

So, while your employees are likely to understand and sympathize with you when...

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Why Focus on Leadership Deliverables?

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Leadership Surveys Repeatedly Reveal a Deep-Rooted Problem

Over and over leadership surveys and employee satisfaction measurements show that leaders are not perceived as visible and engaging. As a result employees feel ignored while their leaders are uncertain about what to do.  

With the concept of leadership deliverables we provide the tools that allow visible and engaging leadership.

 

What are Leadership Deliverables?

Leadership deliverables are...

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Leadership in Agile Work Environments

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Employees call for visible and engaging leaders – especially when work “turns agile”

Employees everywhere complain about invisible and un-engaging leaders. This problem will increase with the changes we are currently undergoing when it comes to how work is organized.

The solution lies in shifting focus from competencies and personalities to leadership deliverables.

 

In Earlier Times a Look at the Organization Chart would Tell...

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Gender Equality is a Non-Issue when Leadership Deliverables are the Main Criteria as Leaders Climb the Ranks

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With Leadership Deliverables gender equality becomes a non-issue

Plenty of research tells us that gender equal leadership teams make better decisions, which in turn leads to better financial performance. As a consequence, organisations all over the world have adopted gender equality policies.

Nonetheless women’s representation still diminishes as power increases. In fact recent research shows: 

  1. That women only occupy 20-25%[1] of the C-suite positions...

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Succession Planning based on Leadership Deliverables

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Succession Planning is often easier to agree upon than to implement

Nothing is easier than recognizing the need for a well designed, smooth leadership succession program. Identifying and grooming specific people to take over when a manager moves on in the organisation or leaves is a way to ensure consistency and organisational resilience. But just filling gaps isn’t everything to strive for.

 

Leadership succession is leadership development

A succession...

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The Direct Leadership® Model

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Leadership Deliverables is the Essense of the Model

In essence The Direct Leadership® Model explains the leadership deliverables that need to be mastered for a leader to effectively lead his/her staff. The leadership deliverables are designed to engage and motivate employees and create visible and present everyday leadership.
 

Everyday Operational Leadership 

The Direct Leadership® Model defines a leadership narrative (which equals a job description)...

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