Breakthrough Research on Effective Leadership
- Immediately improve leadership skills and organizational effectiveness
- Learn to balance short term performance with long term leadership development needs
- Define a clear organizational-wide language and model for effective leadership
The evidence based study shows definitively the common behavioral characteristics that the top achieving leaders employ to set themselves apart from their lesser achieving colleagues. These leaders were most highly valued by their respective companies and were promoted faster and given the most responsibility for managing their organization's assets and people.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren Bennis
It proves leadership is not accidental. There is a clear model and a language for effective leadership that exists and it can be learned by others.
Summary of the Achieving Leader Study
The results? The top achievers do indeed exhibit consistent behavioral characteristics across all aspects tested. More impressive is the fact that these leaders use these characteristics to create an environment of collaboration, commitment, and creativity that propel their teams to new heights of achievement.
How do they do it and what do they all have in common?
Using the High Achieving Leader as a leadership benchmark, we have developed a process whereby participants can learn to model the same behavioral characteristics used by top achievers.