Tag: leadership systems

Why Elite Organizations Design Their System of Leadership

Elite organizations do not leave the critically important function of leadership up to the good will of a few. They intentionally design their system of leadership to give them the best opportunity of achieving their business objectives.

Why Elite Organizations Have a Passion for Engagement

1999 David Marquet took command of the USS Santa Fe. The platform of his leadership was superior technical competency. Unfortunately, the Santa Fe was a ship for which he had no superior competency. Therefore, he was forced to design a new system of leadership. One that would engage the entire crew to be leaders.

Can a System of Organizational Leadership be Measured?

In a well-written article published by Deloitte Insights (June 20, 2019) by the same title, the authors outline the value of measuring the human experience beyond that of the customer to include the workforce and stakeholders. The authors quote four Deloitte leaders: “It would be wonderful if we could have a common framework that applies…

Leadership: It’s A System, Not a Person

We worship at the altar of personally driven leadership. My last Amazon search listed 197,000 books on leadership, virtually everyone approaching leadership as the characteristics of the individual. Annually, we spend approximately $40Billion in leadership development. Yet there is not a shred of evidence there is any measurable organizational impact. Training is disconnected from organizational…

Who is Responsible for Employee Engagement?

I just read an article by By Todd Nordstrom, on questioning the value of the 40 hour work week. One part resonated strongly with my own research. Todd states: Engagement is a choice of the employee. It means they give their discretionary effort. You can’t force it…focus on providing the best employee experience possible that…