Leading and managing major changes such as Digital Transformation and Agility demands a very uncomfortable thing: for leaders and executives to rethink their fundamental personal understanding of leadership and their role as a leader.
Leadership development, especially on higher levels, has a major impact on business performance.
However, traditional executive coaching comes with two problems:
First, it is not linked to the specific business context at hand.
Second, “developing your potential” and “knowing your strengths and weaknesses” often just helps fighting the symptoms.
Typical behaviour of leaders, like no real commitment, fear of loss of status and control, lack of communication and collaboration, clinging to old processes, all point to a root cause.
Your leaders have individual beliefs, attitudes, coping strategies, personal visions, and core values. In times of massive change, those often fall out of alignment with the ones of the company and the specific business challenge at hand.
This leads to disorientation, loss of motivation, emotional stress and a gap experience on a very personal level.
If you want digital transformation or any other major change in your company to be a success and if you want to create a future-oriented leadership mindset, you need to tackle that individual level first.
Working with your leaders on HEARTSET & MINDSET, personal beliefs and values by keeping an eye on the specific core interest of the business will help them make the transition in their professional lives easier – in a less stressfull and more fulfilling way.