True experts and so-called experts alike have written volumes about what separates great leaders from mediocre ones.
In my experience working with some of the most successful global companies, I’ve discovered it really comes down to agility, or how well a leader is able to balance many choices and challenges simultaneously. Agile leadership is the ability to keep a company running smoothly by successfully navigating efficient and reliable processes, people, and innovation. Too much focus on one area can hinder performance in another. For instance, an obsession with efficiency can lead a company to reduce anything that doesn’t directly contribute to operations, including leadership development and R&D.
In my years assessing and developing leaders who fit this description, I’ve identified five core competencies, or characteristics, that all agile flexible leaders have in common. Here’s a snapshot of each of them.Read Full Blog Post