Moovs leadership, culture and change
Even as the world is changing rapidly and new capabilities are needed from leaders, they also need to run the businesses of today. Whether to play to win tomorrow or play to protect is no longer the question in this disruptive world. The question is whether to disrupt or be disrupted. If they are to win in this era, individuals and organizations have no choice but to create capacity for internal change and the capabilities to move faster than the rate of change projected to happen externally.
Preparing for the future while running the business of today is a struggle for leadership development. Focusing on leadership skills for running the business while leaders must also develop the capabilities needed for the demands of the rapidly-evolving, technology-driven business environment is a polarity. We need to do both! Simply managing the status quo is no longer acceptable.
We believe that, in order to survive and prosper in the 21st century, businesses will need to develop a new leadership paradigm. This paradigm should be based on leadership that targets – alongside the company and its shareholders – the wellbeing of all stakeholders: employees, customers, partners, community, society, and the environment. This full-spectrum leadership is the best business strategy for creating a sustainable future for all. If leaders change, organizations change. That’s why we believe leaders are key to changing the business, the culture and prosperity for all. Leadership, change and culture are a trinity and, alongside leadership and managerial fundamentals, are key for leadership development.
We see four areas for leadership development, culture and change:
Leading self is a starting point for sustainable leadership. Its focus is on who you are and not what you do. It is about possessing an intimate understanding of your values, purpose, needs, character and capabilities. Only then can you focus on personal mastery and align the ego’s needs (deficiency needs), your soul’s desires (growth needs), and your body’s needs (physiological needs).
Leading others is about bringing energy to individuals, a team, or a group of people. It’s about the finding the balance in caring and daring for people. Caring by giving time, attention, and compassion when people struggle, but also daring them to keep growing and stay fit for the future. When leading a team, it’s about having the capability to accelerate teaming in this ever-changing world. You not only need to give your team a sense of purpose, you need to enable its members, individually and collectively, to achieve high levels of sustainable performance. It’s about developing the team at a rapid pace, teaching them to be flexible, and mastering the ability to facilitate major change when needed.
Leading an Organisation
Leading an organisation is complex. It’s about surrounding yourself with the best people you can find and building trust together. It’s about building a culture that meets the demands of both people and the organization. It’s about leading change and reinventing the organization by demonstrating proactive strategies and meeting all your stakeholders’ needs. All your stakeholders need to be aware that you have their best interests at heart. Leading an organization means having the ability the change and pivot fast and accelerate those results that matter most.
Leading in Society
Leading a society is about starting a movement and attracting followers. You need courage to challenge assumptions and ideas. As you are a public figure, you must have a high level of self-leadership where integrity and authenticity is key. Capabilities in leading others are key in order to inspire and create followers, connect with others, and get your message out. Partnership-building skills are needed to build strategic alliances. Your level of consciousness directs the mind’s eye to the worldview you stand for. Leading in society means believing that organizations are accountable to the communities in which they are based and the societies in which they operate. And it means wanting to do good for humanity and the planet. It means thinking in a win-win mindset and focusing on the interests of the whole, with no borders.