The shift to leadership doesn’t happen like an inchworm that spins a cocoon, undergoes some metamorphosis, and emerges one day as a newly winged leader. It’s much subtler than that. Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind.
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Constant change is the new normal in what is already a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. As organizations evolve and optimize their processes and technology, how do their leaders also evolve the skills they need to be successful? How can they best be supported by their organization? Download the report to learn more.
By embracing the multi-generational reality of your workplace and preparing your leaders appropriately, you will not only produce higher engagement and performance, but you will also begin to attract the best of all age groups.
Blessing White’s ongoing research underscores this: in 360 feedback data collected for thousands of managers and executives, the majority of leaders get higher ratings on the competence items than on the connection items. The leaders who were rated highest overall were not the ones who scored highest in the competence Items, but rather, the ones scoring highest in the connection items.
At BlessingWhite we believe that each level of leadership brings unique challenges and opportunities.
The zone is that place of high productivity – when everything else around you falls away and you are extremely focused on the task at hand. From a work perspective, we think about that zone as a place of high engagement and we believe that when you are there, you are not only highly productive but also highly satisfied personally.
At BlessingWhite we believe strong leaders are able to successfully balance two essential qualities – competence and connection.