This is the third of seven posts on AchieveGlobal's international study of leadership today, "Developing the 21st-Century Leader" (complete report available HERE.)
Leaders with superior strengths in "Business" make successful business leaders.
Now there's a redundant statement, if ever there was one. But I recently have taken a few contemplative steps back from this statement and discovered a core truth.
Our recent research identified six zones or categories of best practices required to meet the challenges of 21st-century leadership. Of these six zones (Reflection, Society, Diversity, Ingenuity, People, and Business), leaders tended to rate the Business zone of highest importance.
What are some characteristics of leaders who excel in the Business zone?
- They adapt quickly to changing business conditions.
- They're effective at managing the costs of operation.
- They seek new ways to make the business competitive.
Leaders at every level need to understand and continually refer to the core goals and values of their own organizations. They need to be in a perpetual state of discovering and rediscovering how they can relate what they do to what the organization does, or should be doing, every day.