'Being in a position of authority does not make you a leader.'
Ronald Heifetz, Harvard-based management guru
More than a manager
Every company needs strong leadership but it is not just about the person at the top. Leadership permeates throughout a business from the management team right through to people at all levels taking responsibility for their own development.
In tough economic times strong leadership is especially important – maintaining motivation and performance, while steering the business through new challenges. Firms with strong direction are better placed to succeed whether by taking an innovative approach or entering new markets.
People are the key
'Outstanding leaders combine a drive for high performance with an almost obsessive focus on people as the means of achieving this.'
Strong, effective leadership is all about the people in a business. It supports and develops staff potential, helping people focus on their responsibilities and be clear on their role in the business moving forward.
Visit our Leadership Insights, which include an interview with Sylvia Halkerston, HR Director of food company Macphie of Glenbervie, to find out more about the importance of a company-wide leadership culture.
Call us on 0845 607 8787 to talk about your leadership needs.