When an organization has a healthy leadership culture, it can communicate a consistent vision, drive disciplined execution, respond to change, and retain critical talent. Many times, a company’s leadership culture is taken for granted and not actively tended. The development of current and future leaders can become disjointed and disorganized, and the leadership culture is no longer aligned with the overall strategy. Instead of pursuing a mission, leaders manage their silos and become reactive to change. Over time, the organization becomes trapped in what organizational theorists call “active inertia”, where leaders are focused on maintaining the status quo of what made them successful in the past instead of what will drive success going forward.
Building a leadership culture that is aligned with strategy takes a disciplined process that looks at all of the elements that support and maintain the culture. We help by leading a systematic process that is co-created with the organization’s leaders and focused on the organization’s strategic priorities. We help clients articulate their unique definition of leadership and design a leadership strategy that will help the definition permeate the company’s leadership ranks. Our goals are to help our clients: