We need a more effective Leadership Model and different set of skills
The majority of employees continue to be critical of the abilities of their senior leaders. This lack of confidence becomes a barrier to performance improvement. An alternative leadership model, tools and, techniques are needed to unleash the employee engagement and creative energy that lie dormant.
The full engagement of all hearts and minds is required to achieve the needed improvement in quality, productivity, and profitability to create a sustainable competitive advantage.
Our schools, especially our universities and business schools, continue to practice and teach Frederick Taylor's Scientific Management thinking and techniques.
We are taught to manage people (and students) like they are cogs in a machine. Our future leaders are taught to pretend they are omniscient not humble. They endure the experience of authoritative control techniques in the school system and then are taught to implement the same techniques when they graduate. They are not taught how to study a complex system. They are taught skills for oversight when supportive skills are needed.
It’s no wonder leadership malpractice continues and destroys the passion in our students and employees. The leadership teaching is consistent with Frederick Taylor's Scientific Management theory which perpetuates the malpractice.
leaders and successful firms must increase their capacity to acquire, generate,
distribute and deploy knowledge strategically and operationally by creating
environments that enable their people optimize brain-power. To achieve this, successful leaders and
successful firms encourage workers to take initiative, come up with new ideas
and, even if necessary, to “throw away the rulebook”.
a highly effective organization that can adapt and compete requires that we
capture and utilize the motivation and engagement of all employees. To do this,
we must be on the cutting edge of “management and leadership of people”
technology – and to be at least as conversant with those tools as we are with
our customer databases. We must capture
every mind and heart just to stay competitive.
We must “up-grade” our leadership tools just we would up-grade our
software for a new computer. The old
software does not work well (or even at all) on a new computer. The same is true with our “leadership
software”. CPIP represents an up-grade
for your leadership skills.
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