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Leadership is a vital aspect of any organization, be it a small team or a large corporation. A leader's ability to inspire and guide their team toward success can make or break an organization's future. It is essential for leaders to possess certain leadership qualities and skills, develop their own leadership style, and continually work towards effective leadership.

 

In our articles, we will cover key leadership concepts including:

 

 

Leadership Qualities: the inherent characteristics that make a great leader. These qualities include communication skills, self-awareness, empathy, vision, decisiveness, and adaptability. Leaders who possess these qualities are better equipped to inspire and motivate their team members, build strong relationships, and navigate challenging situations with ease.

 

Leadership Skills: The practical abilities that leaders need to develop to achieve their goals. These skills include problem-solving, decision-making, delegation, conflict resolution, time management, and strategic planning. Effective leaders continuously work on enhancing these skills to ensure they can lead their team towards success.

 

Leadership Styles: Referring to the way in which a leader approaches their role and interacts with their team. There are several leadership styles, including autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, transformational, and situational leadership. Each style has its strengths and weaknesses, and effective leaders can adapt their leadership style based on the situation and the team's needs.

 

Effective Leadership: The ability to inspire and guide a team towards achieving a common goal. It requires a leader to have a clear vision, communicate effectively, and create a culture of trust and accountability within their team. Effective leadership also involves the ability to navigate challenges and make tough decisions, all while keeping the team focused and motivated.

 

Leadership Development: The process of enhancing a leader's skills, qualities, and abilities. It involves various forms of leadership training, such as workshops, coaching, and mentoring. Leadership development programs are designed to help leaders identify their strengths and weaknesses, improve their skills, and develop their own leadership style. It is a continuous process that requires dedication and commitment.

 

Leadership Training: An essential component of leadership development. It provides leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their roles. Leadership training programs cover a wide range of topics, including communication skills, conflict resolution, strategic planning, and team building. These programs can be delivered in a variety of formats, such as in-person workshops, online courses, and coaching sessions.

 

Leadership Career Advice: This is another important aspect of leadership development. It involves providing guidance and support to individuals who aspire to leadership roles. Career advice for aspiring leaders may include tips on how to develop leadership skills, identify opportunities for growth, and network with other leaders in their field. It can also involve guidance on how to navigate career transitions, such as moving from an individual contributor role to a leadership position.

 

Leadership Coaching: A form of one-on-one mentoring that focuses on developing a leader's skills, abilities, and style. A leadership coach works with the leader to identify their goals and challenges, create a development plan, and provide ongoing support and guidance. Leadership coaching can be an effective way to develop leadership skills, build confidence, and overcome obstacles.

 

In conclusion, leadership is a critical aspect of any organization's success. Effective leaders possess certain qualities and skills, develop their own leadership style, and continuously work towards enhancing their abilities. Leadership development, training, career advice, and coaching are all essential components of building effective leaders.

 

In the following blog posts, we will explore each of these topics in more detail and provide practical advice on how to become a successful leader.

 

 

LeadWell Series - Gemba Walks

 

Combining HPSC’s “build strong” and HPL’s “lead well” philosophies, the two companies collaborated to launch the “LeadWell Series” on 29 January 2020, to deliver short burst skill development opportunities for leaders.  Starting the series with the topic of “Gemba Walks”,  30 leaders representing over 10 companies participated in a gemba walk skill development segment, best practices sharing, and a gemba walk at Baylis Medical to practice their skills and to “go & see” the linkage between Baylis’s tier 2, 3, and 4 level leader boards. 

 

The LeadWell Series is intended to provide leaders with opportunities to improve their skills rapidly (3-4 hours) in areas of most interest and importance to them and then put them into practice at their operation immediately.  Topics are selected based on leader input and requests.  Each LeadWell Series topic is structured around

 

3 key pillars:

  1. Short burst skill development on a topic of leader interest
  2. Bench marking and best practice sharing
  3. A commitment to implement a best practice

 

What attending leaders are saying they liked about this “LeadWell Series – Gemba Walks”:

 

“Real-life examples”

“The guidance provided during the presentation of best practices for effective and ineffective gemba walks which framed the ‘go and see’ element of the event.”

“New ideas and concepts I can try right away”

“Interacting with other leaders to discuss do’s and do not’s, lessons learned, and strategies that have proven successful.”

“Seeing what everyone is struggling with despite the company they belong to.”

 

Special thanks to Baylis Medical for hosting and sharing their boards and progress with everyone!

 

Leave a comment and let us know what LeadWell Series topics you would be interested in?

 

 

 

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