Posts Tagged ‘Organisations’

Trust – The keystone of Leadership

Is Trust on your Leadership Agenda? Research shows that the experiences of many employees before and during the recession have led to a fall in trust for both organisations and their leaders. This is not to say that employees are merely resentful of leadership actions – many understand the business context and the tough decisions that have to be made but feel they are not respected in the way these decisions are delivered. Whilst employers may feel they own the labour market at the moment the erosion of trust and feelings of uncertainty have an impact on a company’s ability to weather the business storm. A lack of trust reduces the company’s capability to solve problems/work collectively and share information openly, the very traits it needs to demonstrate to gain a competitive advantage in tough times and retain talent for times of growth.

See an overview of our workshop Trust – the keystone of Leadership

The Keystone Of Trust

Review a small selection of sample slides from the course

Building Trust

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The Challenges facing Middle Leaders

A report from Teaching Leaders the education based training provider identifies three challenges to what business would call middle managers in their report;

Challenges middle leaders face in raising achievement – Click to view the report 

TL Report

The three most challenging areas are

  • Stepping up to leadership
  • Managing team performance
  • Time management

Its interesting to see replicated in education the same issues that arise with new leaders in other organisations from call centres to retail. Whilst all organisations would like to perceive themselves as unique the issues they face are not and it would seem there is a growing recognition within the education sector that effective leadership at all levels will contribute to the success of students.

The paper suggests that the collegial nature of teaching makes stepping up to a senior position challenging. Whilst this may be true for teaching my own experience would suggest that the same is true in other organisations. I doubt that teaching is any more or less collegial that other roles and the amount of team building and team development i have been involved with over the years suggest that all organisations realise the value of effective personal and business relationships.

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