Wednesday, October 03, 2007

For Future AND Incumbent Executives - Today


What are the most desired management abilities for Future Executives (and incumbent leaders, too, if you ask me)?

According to Right Management Consultants, they are as follows:

  1. Motivate and engage others
  2. Communicate effectively, strategically, and interpersonally
  3. Think strategically
  4. Lead change
  5. Create a performance organization

Sure, these elements make sense, but let's make them relevant to you and your world. Therefore,

  • What will you do to better motivate and engage others - today?
  • What will you do to improve how effectively, strategically, and interpersonally you communicate - today?
  • What will you think more strategically about - today?
  • What will you do to more assertively lead change - today?
  • What will you do to actually create that performance organization you've been talking about - today?!

Think about it - and then do something desirably executive-like - today - whether you're an incumbent leader, or not.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Website Design Agency (WDA) said...

Ok this all sounds great,but surely you need to have some training or coaching to achieve the desired results. This cannot be self tought, becuase of the "too close to the fire" syndrom.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 8:45:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Barry Zweibel said...

Thanks for your comment, WDA - So coaching can surely help, but there's a lot to be said for simply trying some new things and paying attention to how they work.

So what MIGHT you do to better motivate and engage others - today?

And what COULD you do to improve how effectively, strategically, and interpersonally you communicate - today?

What WOULD help you think more strategically about - today?

What CAN you do to more assertively lead change - today?

In other words, what WILL you do to actually try and create that performance organization you've been talking about - today?!

And, as far as being "too close to the fire," let me suggest a different metaphor for you to use: try thinking of it, instead, as trying to unlock a door, or tune the engine, or build the foundation ... simply changing how you language something can often make a WORLD of difference.

Monday, October 8, 2007 4:28:00 PM CDT  

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