Of course staying on the chair and earning money is good for everybody. If a leader is thinking that now we have good financial performance and shareholders are supporting me, this is good for a certain while. However the future can be black due to the sleeping on the table and staying on the chair.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality – Warren Bennis
Leadership is being a crucial parameter to enhance productivity, innovation, sustainability and launching more and more successful transient competitive advantages. This is critical to a company’s future and it should be recognised as a key challenge for firms and nations by policymakers and businesses. Globalisation and hypercompetitive business conditions are creating a big pressure over the leaders. They focus on the short-term financial performance. There is also an increasing pressure of technological changes and linked behavioural changes of consumers.
According to the my experience and knowledge, I have to define that more effective leadership and management capability create more productivity, profitability and innovations. Look at, around, you will see the examples.
Today, company leaders are facing mounting pressure to transform their organizational cultures to embed creativity, alignment, problem solving, agility, collaboration, innovation, and networking.
We have to understand of what is required to lead a successful organization in today’s uncertain business world. Of course, the development of leadership capacity to achieve all of these is integral to this.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become leader, success is all about growing others. – Jack Welch
1- Increasing pressure on leadership capability to enhance productivity, innovation and sustainability.
2- The main barriers are organizational culture, short-term focusing, low investment in long-term strategies that include the development of people in the organization and focusing only on individual development of the leadership without consideration of the collective leadership capability.
3- Better understanding of the commitment to developing leadership capability and evolving organizational structure and systems to remain competitive.
I have to say that technological changes are increasing and these changes are making organizations more susceptible to disruptive changes.
4- According to a study made by McKinsey in 2013 detected that 79% of the executives and board members told that they had a pressure to deliver financial results in two years or less. This short-term approach results in an increased focus on quarterly earnings rather than long-term value creation.
5- I believe that people create a competitive edge for an organization. They create the processes, technologies, services and other innovations to achieve a competitive success in local and global business environment. Therefore, working with innovative leaders, making regular leadership development and building leader selfawareness and working with the right individuals who use their own workplaces as the center of their learning to improve the productivity and capacity to innovate.
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. – Peter Drucker
6- In today’s conditions, consumers evaluate the companies for their concept of corporate governance, adaptability to the changing conditions, ethical practices, applying regulatory rules, recognizing their people, credibility of leaders and managers, auditing and accounting principles, customer satisfaction, social and environmental responsibility and also health and safety concerns. Of course, business efficiency is related to the attitudes and values and management practices of the organization.
7- A study showed that if an organization perceive their managers and/or leaders as ineffective; only 8 percent of the employees are highly engaged. If an organization perceives their managers and/or leaders as effective, 72 percent of the employees are highly engaged.
Barriers and Solutions
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. – Peter Drucker
The use of power, authority and hierarchy can be unique obstacles to the workplace innovation.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led and how much you get it. - Steve Jobs
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs
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Yusuf Tokdemir is a business advisor, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, growth strategist, keynote speaker, founder of Chocolat Garden Chocolatier and Innovation Turkey.
He has a proven track record of success in multi-industry.
Innovation Turkey is an Innovation Management Consulting and People Development Company. It collaborates with the companies for people and leadership development, new product design, new service design, new business design and organizes seminars and workshops on innovation management and productivity to achieve competitive commercial outcomes.
Chocolat Garden is an artisan chocolatier that produces highest quality chocolates for chocolate lovers in Çayyolu, Ankara.
Innovation Turkey olarak şirketleri acil ihtiyacı olan verimlilik, büyüme, karlılık, yeni ürün geliştirme, yeni iş geliştirme, personel geliştirme, yönetici koçluğu vb alanlarda ihtiyaçlarına yönelik çözümler üretiyoruz. Ticari kazançlarını artırıyoruz. İlgili konularda seminer ve workshop düzenliyoruz.
Chocolat Garden artisan butik çikolata üretmektedir. Kişisel yada kurumsal el yapımı taze premium çikolata ihtiyaçlarını karşılıyoruz.
Yusuf Tokdemir Haydarpaşa Lisesi ve ODTÜ'yü bitirdi.18 yıl ilaç sanayinde ve 13 yıl gıda sanayinde üst düzey yönetici olarak çalıştı. Marmara Üniversitesi'nde MBA yaptı. BEBESAD Başkanlığı'nda bulundu. Kanada Ecole Chocolat'dan bean to bar artisan chocolate manufacturing yani butik - gurme - artisan hediyelik çikolata üretimi üzerine eğitim aldı. Inovasyon, büyüme, karlılık, liderlik geliştirme yönetimi, tedarik zinciri, üretim, Ar-Ge vb üzerine danışmanlık ve artisan butik çikolata imalatı ve satışı üzerine ATO'ya kayıtlı Chocolat Garden Butik Çikolata ve İnovasyon Hizmetleri şirketini kurdu.