The work that leaders do – the work that really matters – boils down to three areas: crafting a vision, building alignment, and championing execution (the VAE process) as described in The Work of Leaders.
Vision, Alignment, and Execution strike a chord that turns the goal of leadership into tangible steps. Imagine a Vision that is active and provides evaluation prior to making a decision or beginning a project. In the decision-making process, you will ask: “If we decide to do this, will it get us closer to our vision?” “What might be a consequence if this doesn’t work as we expect?” The next step is Alignment. In our work with this model so far, the least developed leadership area of the three seems to be alignment. Many leaders think we are talking about communication. It is much more than that – it’s about getting the whole organization on the same page. When these first two steps become a part of the culture, Execution will be acting on the right things at the right time for the right reasons.
Based on best practices in each step of the leadership VAE model, Work of Leaders connects to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action. As Bridgewater Group rolls out leadership development, we combine resources of DiSC, VAE and other tools in our toolkit for equipping leaders to step out and lead as never before. Usually we begin with the Everything DiSC®– Workplace™ self assessment. This encourages leaders to understand their own leadership behaviors and how these preferences impact their own effectiveness.
In recent years, there has been trouble with leadership in many arenas. There’s a new book, a new process for leadership everyday. Why don’t they work? They seem to be either complex or vague. They sound great to begin with but….
It’s time for a leadership process that is simple and powerful!
This is the one!
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