Leaders can miss growth opportunities because they are so far removed from the many day-to-day processes carried out in their organisations they lead, observe Jeremy Eden and Terri Long, writing for ChiefExecutive.net.
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Leadership is often thought of in terms of external characteristics, practices, behaviour and actions. However, this is only half the picture. Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie, writing for McKinsey Insights, insist that leaders won’t reach their potential by only looking at what’s visible – they need to look at their own mindsets.
The process of scaling up excellence in an organisation happens largely through teams, according to Robert Sutton, writing for Fortune – specifically, by growing new teams in the right way and weaving together their efforts across the company.
Strategic thinkers are shown to be the most highly effective leaders in multiple studies, observes Robert Kabacoff, writing for the HBR.org Blog Network.
So given the value of strategic thinkers, how can organisations develop more of them?
Writing for Strategy+Business, Eric J. McNulty discusses the importance of structuring your new company the right way. Drawing inspiration from Derek Lidow’s book Startup Leadership, McNulty offers the following tips: