DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Regularly check your senior leaders’ engagement In order to engage others, leaders must be engaged themselves. And besides the normal drivers of Pay, Recognition and Career Opportunities, senior leaders are also uniquely engaged by their own leaders, the quality of the senior leaders around them, and the people and work processes that enable them to do their jobs. Challenge your leaders through coaching Rather than relying only on ‘ leadership development' training programmes, effective leaders look for stretch assignments for themselves and their leadership teams. Examples we have seen include involving top talent in less familiar challenges, shadowing senior leaders and creating a ‘junior board' of high potentials to tackle organisational challenges. Future leaders will demonstrate different strengths and gaps, and it is the role of senior leadership to develop the awareness of where they stand on the experiences, beliefs and actions that define engaging leaders. Deal with disengaged leaders Not taking action on disengaged leaders opens up the risk of cascading disengagement and dents employees' confidence in leaders making the right Implement an organisational communication strategy Organisational communication is often carried out haphazardly and many senior leaders find reasons not to communicate regularly and openly. Your approach to organisation communication should consider your organisation's culture, the communication competence of key leaders and the mechanisms and tools for ongoing communication. It is not just about releasing circulars and undertaking grand campaigns; it needs to be ingrained in the everyday life of the organisation. Embed change management capabilities Organisations that want to thrive need to embed a change-ready mindset in their organisational architecture. Organisations that are committed to effective change are embedding change management capabilities by promoting a culture that is open to change, ensuring that leaders at all levels are provided with support for managing change, and apply change management processes, tools and units.
Good leadership has never been easy and senior leaders in the Middle East organisations face increasing complexity and challenge to deliver results. Confidence in leadership is the foundation that all leaders need to attain for their vision to bear fruit