"Business decisions, as many of our colleagues in business and your own experience can attest, are frequently based on hope or fear, what others seem to be doing, what senior leaders have done and believe has worked in the past, and their dearly held ideologies - in short, on lots of things other than the facts... If doctors practiced medicine the way many companies practice management, there w...
The implementation of evidence-based leadership is iterative. It's too profound a shift to happen in one go. And it will never happen if we wait to thoroughly research our current state, detail a change management plan, save enough budget to resource it all, and delay until the time is just right and the planets have lined up.
Evidence-based leadership is not about how to lead. It's about what to give your attention to as you lead, and what you're leading your organisation to. It's not about how to communicate or inspire or direct or engage. It's about how to use all these attributes to lead your organisation to high-performance.
The top two duties which only Senior Leaders can perform are building culture and setting strategic direction. That's no surprise. But what is a surprise to most leaders is that measuring the right things gives transformational leverage to building the right culture and setting a strategic direction that gets executed. And this needs some new mindsets for leaders, in order to tap into this tran...
There is still a purpose to objective evidence, like measurement, to inform a world that is driven so overwhelmingly by opinion. (more…)
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