Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been heavily Improve your organisation culture involved with several Australian Rules amateur and community based clubs. With the 2011 season about to kick off, several clubs have identified that culture and leadership underpinned their success, on and off the field.
I was extremely impressed by the nature of commitment that these clubs placed on aligning club culture with values that not only supported their players, but also demanded more from them both on and off the field.
As I suggested to club management in initial meetings, culture and values aren’t built overnight. Culture takes along time to cultivate and develop. However once established a strong positive culture can provide an organisation or team with a set of belief’s, attitudes, and values that supported them in their attainment of success, made them more resilient, and more able to deal with adversity. Improve your organisation culture
Whilst every team is different, large teams must align their performance goals with their values, whilst developing a strong positive culture. Its crucial-a must have! Remember, a positive culture will set the foundation to allow your team to weather the storm along the way to achieving its goals.
Which now leads me into leadership. Leadership Development for corporate excellence!
So how do you develop your leadership potential?
In my opinion this question has a number of parts, all of which play an integral part in a persons leadership development.
Firstly I believe that its important to recognise that the social development of individuals is very different from our parents and grand parents.
What effect does our social development have on our leadership potential I hear your ask?
Well in yesteryear, adolescents were surrounded with family and older role models. If we think of the tribal/village environment, small boys and girls were taught by their fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, uncles etc. Today we no longer live in a tribal environment; we live in a global environment. Families are spread all over the world, and even those in the same city will not interact, as did families of yesteryear. Our lifestyles have largely influenced this. Parents are busier, parents are working longer hours, and with competing social and career goals, family interaction has taken a lower priority. The net effect of this social environment is that adolescents and hence young corporate individuals don’t have the same development of their parents, and grand parents.