Steve Jordan talks to Georgia Angell about the new organisation in the industry that is tackling head-on an issue that is fundamental to business success and personal achievement everywhere.
Leadership is about many things. It’s about analysing situations, taking the tough decisions when necessary, building teams, having vision. But, perhaps the most important part of leadership is the ability to get the best out of people. That takes skill. People have different talents and different motivations. They have different vulnerabilities that can so easily knock them off course if they are not understood. But get it right. Get the good people with you, identify their talents and give them the opportunity to fly … and something special happens. Not only does your organisation flourish, your people flourish too. Isn’t that what we all want?
Without good leadership every company, every organisation, is unlikely to prosper. It’s surprising, therefore, that the subject seems to have been largely ignored in industry training programmes. If you want tuition on operations, selling, customer services and management, the courses are easy to find. But leadership, as a specific subject, that’s rare ...
Photo: Georgia Angell.