A little while ago I started a discussion on LinkedIn about sustaining change. This soon turned into an exchange relating to leadership style, and specifically the pitfalls of competitive leadership.
On the one hand, some say a competitive leadership style and the winning culture is important. And on the other, that “winning” is a destructive force in business … especially when leading change.
Why are some business problems difficult to grasp? How do you tackle complex business problems?
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing change leaders today?
These are some of the questions I answer in an article included in this year’s annual IT strategy publication — Digital Leaders 2014: Drive Your Business Forward — by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Business vision is about generating ideas about the way ahead — for a project or business change initiative for instance — plus the ability to articulate these ideas so that other people buy-in to the vision and join you on the journey.
It is this second characteristic or quality that makes for an effective leader.