A leader with strong competency in bearing personal accountability provides an inspiring model for team members to emulate. Where embracing accountability is fostered, a team's cohesion, trust, resilience, confidence and performance pride are well supported, and its potential for success in meeting its goals is strengthened.
Effective leaders know that they are needed most in times of extreme change and ambiguity. They know how to make decisions based on the information available, how to adapt, and how to focus team members on “north star” elements.
The proposition of making decisions that carry significant consequences for the people and the purposes of an organization can be daunting. Leaders with strong decision-making skills are able to make judgments grounded on rapid, but correct problem analyses and relevant experience.
An organization's stability requires a continuous series of top talents under development for positions along the management hierarchy and in other key productive roles. The most effective leaders normally understand the need for ongoing employee development and prioritize it.
Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.
Dan Pontefract is the author of the new book, Open to Think, and the bestsellers Flat Army and The Purpose Effect. He has presented at several TED events and writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post.
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