Strong, effective leadership is the keystone of an organization’s success. With excellent leaders securely in place, businesses are set to outperform their competitors by 19%, according to a recent study conducted by CEB Global.
We’ve all seen that scene on TV where everyone at the office is chatting and throwing paper planes until the boss comes in and kills the mood, right? Would you say that’s a healthy work environment? Or the kind of leader that directs a successful company?
Too often, the pop culture image of the CEO is the stressed, unfit and overworked, working late and rarely seeing their families, never taking time for themselves, prone to heart attack and other stress-related illnesses. We see this image so often that it’s become the expectation.
Between an exciting football World Cup and an equally thrilling Wimbledon, it’s been an excellent summer of sport so far. And the elite performers we’ve seen have plenty to teach to anyone who aspires to being at the very top of their game – whatever that game may be.
When we learn to drive, an instructor explains that there’s a blind spot we need to check to so that we navigate the roads safely and successfully. But when learning to be a leader – because all leaders must acquire the skill of successful leadership – people aren’t always told that they have leadership blind spots. These blind spots prevent leaders from achieving their potential – and if not dealt with, can be a significant risk to business success.