Leadership & Performance
Great leaders know that being committed to the success of an organisation means being committed to their own personal development.
The values and beliefs of a leader are instrumental in determining the culture of an organisation, and the culture of an organisation is instrumental in driving its performance. Thus, the leader’s personality (values and beliefs) has a significant influence on the performance of an organisation, or any group of individuals that share a common identity.
The most successful cultures are values-driven, vision-guided and embrace the values of adaptability and continuous renewal. They care about and embrace the needs of all stakeholders.
Leaders of such organisations recognise that:
- The culture of the organisation is a reflection of their personal consciousness.
- Organisational transformation begins with their personal transformation.
- Culture is a lead indicator of performance, and that it is important to measure the culture at least once every year.
- Cultural evolution is a personal journey.
- Leadership development is essential.
In a for-profit organisation, the leaders’ values drive the culture; the culture drives employee fulfilment; employee fulfilment drives customer satisfaction; and customer satisfaction drives financial success.
In a government agency, the leaders’ values drive the culture; the culture drives employee fulfilment; employee fulfilment drives mission assurance; and mission assurance drives operational success.