What’s the one thing that all leaders have in common? It’s not communication skills. It’s not a positive mentor. It’s not even frequent, strengths-based check-ins around near-term future work. It’s followers. Without followers, a leader is just another guy on the street. Listen in as Marcus describes what he believes the best Leadership Development strategy is.
Marcus is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of the most circulated, industry changing cover articles on Harvard Business Review, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Today Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization, and co-creating the Strengthsfinder tool, he built his own company that began as a Coaching + Education firm, and quickly turned into a Human Capital Management Tech company. He is known as the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads all People + Performance Research as Head of the ADP Research Institute.
Nine Lies about Work:
First, Break All the Rules:
Now, Discover Your Strengths:
The One Thing You Need to Know:
Go Put Your Strengths to Work:
The Truth About You:
Find Your Strongest Life:
Company executives must demonstrate coherent leadership skills to facilitate the synergistic fusion between business planning and developing the organisations skill sets. As part of this, the senior management team need to define leadership requirements at different tiers in their organisational structure and recognise leadership characteristics of individuals within.
Developing leadership development programmes for individuals in key positions can be fundamental in driving performance individual, departmental and company. Leadership development programmes can also influence the value and impact the organisation can have on its industry sector, individual well-being and the local and global environment. Harness these powerful elements and you will nurture a culture which attracts the top talent.