Corporate Training
March 20, 2010
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The activity of leading; the position of office of a leader; an act or instance of leading, guidance, direction; ability to lead; the function of a leader.

Before you assume that this information does not apply to you because you think you are not a leader, let me suggest that everyone is a leader at some level. From CEO of a Fortune 500 company, to parenting, to leading your own life, the principles and skills are the same. Without Transforming Leadership Skills, organizational and personal success levels will be compromised.

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins confirmed that the most successful organizations have what he calls Level 5 Leaders. Those qualifications are found in CRG Consulting Resource Group International Inc, Leadership Skills Inventory–Self and the Transforming Leadership book by Dr. Terry Anderson.

What is Transforming Leadership?

• Transforming Leaders get results and are catalysts to achieving results.
• They display a compelling modesty and are never boastful.
• They demonstrate an unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult.
• They act with unassuming calm, yet reflect a confident determination.
• They take full responsibility for poor results, never blaming other people or external factors.
• They give credit for success to others, while setting up successors for even greater success.
• They know who they are and where they are going; they are personally and professional on purpose.
• They get the right people on the team to build a superior lineup.
• They are passionate about what they are doing.
• They set and keep values and inspired standards to motivate, not ego or charisma.
• They confront the brutal facts of the current reality, whatever that might be.
• They and the team retain absolute faith that they can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties.
• They communicate clearly and effectively to all levels of the organization.
• They hold everyone accountable for their respective results and role in the success of the company.
• They understand the what, when, why, and how of available resources, such as knowing how technology can serve the organization to achieve its results.
• They embrace an organizational and professional work culture of discipline and remove any team member who does not adhere to this value.

It takes many components to make a successful leader but the foregoing list outlines some of the primary skills and attributes of a Transforming and Level 5 Leader.

Remember: These principles apply to family situations and small associations, just as much as they do to large corporations.

To ensure you are headed in the right direction for developing your leadership skills and capabilities, I recommend adopting an assessment strategy as part of your action plan to becoming a Transforming Leader.

Leadership that is effective and that gets results does not happen by accident or without courage.

What type of leader are you? Hello ! Ken Keis is waiting for your analysis.?

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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