Strategies are written on paper, while results are written in action.
While many levers are involved in putting strategies into motion — including communication and culture — the most powerful activator for a new direction is leadership. When leaders are committed to a shared future and buy in to a common vision, they have an unrivaled ability to bring an organization’s full talent to life.
Despite reams of evidence of the powerful role leaders play in enabling an organization’s success, so many companies underperform on this front.
According to a Gallup study, less than 20 percent of leaders today were ranked as managing people at a high level. According to their estimates, this results in a $500 billion annual economic loss. It’s no wonder that CEO surveys find leadership development to rank among their most pressing concerns. The crisis of corporate leadership is real.
Activating purpose through creating a global leadership experience
At Gagen MacDonald, we can help.
From our outset, we have helped clients address the human struggle of change and execute their strategies by adopting a thoughtful and intentional approach to their entire leadership and talent pipeline. We work to unify leadership development with broader people strategies. Collaborating with business, HR, strategy and communication, we create an approach to leadership that can be scaled for maximum impact.
Through time and practice, we have greatly advanced the art and science behind sustainable leadership alignment. We bring together your common unifiers such as purpose, vision, mission and values to facilitate broad buy-in up, down and across the ranks of leadership. We have a proven track record in helping clients use leadership to change cultures, manage change and spur transformation.
We work with you to define the behaviors, practices and experiences required to build aligned, accountable and able leadership. We co-create and communicate expectations to empower leaders to model new behaviors, adopt new cornerstone habits and facilitate enterprise-wide behavior change.