In your business do you:
Have new leaders stepping up who are technically excellent, but have never managed or led people before?
Want your next generation of leaders to improve the culture and performance of your team?
Have concerns emerging leaders don’t fully understand the responsibilities under regulations and legislation?
Worry that your new leaders don’t fully understand how to manage HR and IR issues correctly?
Your newly appointed leaders keep burning out and leaving or failing at their job, and you don’t know why?
They step up into their new roles, and then struggle to meet expectations. It starts as small cracks – a missed deadline, missed KPI, small people issues.
Overtime the cracks widen into huge gaps – and significant risks. Productivity and performance dip, KPIs are missed, people issues increase and you start getting serious complaints. The board ask questions. You find yourselves managing a crisis – and probably lose a talented person in the process.
They were so good at their job – why did they fail as a leader?
Because Emerging Leaders need to learn the skills and expectations of people leadership alongside their technical expertise to step up successfully. Without this support, their psychosocial wellbeing, the team they led and your business results will be fractured.
Emerging leaders need to be educated and empowered on practical people leadership to ensure their long term success – and protect your business.
I’ve worked with hundreds of businesses over the last 18 years who have found themselves in crisis.
There are usually 6 stages they (inadvertently) go through and the risk to the business escalates rapidly.
The Trust Driven Performance™ Framework ensures your leaders know how to prevent a crisis
When leaders get this right, it is easier to have structural approaches to managing people that help the leader and the business meet legal and regulatory requirements.
When connectivity is right, people feel safe at work. They are honest and speak up about problems or concerns. Errors and incidents reduce and productivity improves. People want to work here – and don’t want to leave.
When leaders get this right, people are valued – and feel valued. They feel psychologically safe and welcomed at work. Your business is humming.
When Strong Foundations are in place, everyone is really clear on the terms of their employment and how they need to show up every day. Leadership knows who they need to operate today, and tomorrow. The Occupational Health and Safety is strong and WorkCover incidents are minimal. Performance issues and poor behaviour are dealt with in a timely way.
When leaders get the foundations right and fully understand them, they are empowered to succeed.