The transition into the upper tier of leadership responsibility requires a broadening perspective and increasing ability to address complex issues and initiatives.
Leaders of senior professional staff and management personnel must learn to integrate cross-functional perspectives into their decision-making process. This includes developing the ability to manage complexity and politics and sell ideas to senior leaders.
Providing leadership to others in leadership positions involves:
Leaders of functions or divisions are called upon to set vision and build toward the future. This demands the foresight to effectively balance the inherent trade-offs between short- and long-term goals.
Aligning the organization for strategy implementation takes leaders with an aptitude for:
Leading the Organization
As head of an enterprise, one is tasked with setting organizational direction gaining commitment for performance as well as refine and build strong executive persona.
Other critical competencies include: