The Art of Leading For Results
Creating Clarity and Unity
One of our core leadership beliefs is that leaders can be found at all levels of an organization. Leadership is not something confined to the upper ranks of management or the top tiers of an organization chart.
In fact, mid-level leaders are often tasked with taking strategies developed above and creating executional strategies and action plans to accomplish assigned goals and objectives. This is why we often refer to mid-level leaders as “the glue between strategy and execution.”
At all levels strategies and plans must provide a clear road map for where the leader wants the organization or team to go, the resources available to get there, and the reasons why it is important to move in the stated direction and toward the desired outcome.
One of the key challenges facing leaders is knowing when to be a leader, and when to be a manager. Management and leadership are each a set of distinct behavioral skills, not style changes or personality traits that can be flipped on and off like a light switch.
Understanding this distinction is crucial for today’s leaders because behaviors, unlike traits, form are the foundation for leadership skills. Skills which can be learned and practiced. Skills that are enhanced with the best leadership tools and techniques.
Our focus at Caliente Leadership is turning good managers and good leaders into great leaders — at all levels of an organization. By revealing to you the best practices of great leaders to that everyone in your organization can become a great leader.
We believe leadership is an art.
It is the art of achieving progress through the involvement and actions of others.
Successful leaders apply the skills of adaptability, motivation, coaching, focus, collaboration, decision-making, communications, and personal development to both themselves and the people they lead.
Strong leaders leverage the emotions of passion, enthusiasm, self-satisfaction, trust, and loyalty to drive creativity, thinking, innovation, energy, and buy-in to strategies, tactics, and activities in pursuit of clearly stated goals and objectives.
We believe this philosophy of leadership is applicable across all organizations and institutions, including publicly listed companies, non-profit entities, social and community groups, educational institutions, and even government departments and ministries.
It will be our distinct pleasure to help you and your organization journey the path to great leadership through our bespoke leadership development programs, leadership coaching and leadership keynote presentations.
Enhancing Employee Engagement
Great leaders know full well that performance results and change implementation are actually best derived by the engagement and motivation of team members, particularly those who receive continuous skill development.
As such, our leadership development programs typically have creating employee engagement and leading people development as two of their foundational elements.
The great leaders we develop focus on four critical areas to increase employee engagement and drive performance results:
- Giving team members a sense of purpose and a compelling context for committing to buy-in.
- Granting team members appropriate levels of autonomy.
- Showing empathy to team members by understanding the emotions and feelings they are going through.
- Creating a safe environment where mistakes are tolerated (and learned from) and where accountability is fair and unbiased.
We develop leaders at all levels to leverage the emotions of passion, enthusiasm, self-satisfaction, trust, and loyalty to drive creativity, thinking, innovation, and energy within the individuals and teams they lead. Doing so will enable them to achieve individual and collective buy-in to their strategies, tactics and activities in pursuit of clearly stated goals and objectives.