What’s the most important factor in determining organizational success? The answer might surprise you, says Susan Fowler, a senior consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies.
In reviewing research for the redesign of Blanchard’s Self Leadership program, Fowler found compelling evidence that suggests the single most essential ingredient in organizational success is the proactive behavior of individual contributors.
Drawing on research from several recent studies (see references below), Fowler points to individual behaviors that lead to broader organizational success.
- Proactively seeking feedback
- Learning how to sell solutions to problems
- Taking charge to effect change
- Getting needs met for direction and support
The bottom line? Organizations benefit from training their workforce in self leadership skills.
As Fowler shares in the video below, “Leadership is a two-sided coin.” Organizations are best served by investing in not only traditional leadership training for managers but also self leadership training for direct reports. When…
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