This video is an excerpt from an interview conducted at the Monfort Institute, University of Northern Colorado, 2010.
- If I had to pick one common thing among all the CEOs that led successful transformation in our recent study, it would be collaboration.
- Collaborative leadership was important because they led a functionally oriented organization to become a cross-functional system.
- There’s an old saying, “none of us are as smart as all of us!”
- These CEOs involved people in the decision-making and planning and leveraged the diverse perspectives of their team.
- All the CEOs in the study were humble in that they didn’t think they knew all the answers, yet they were confident that they asserted themselves and their ideas.
The concepts presented in the video are from my CEO Leading Transformation research. For more on these concepts, check out the two papers that describe and discuss all the concepts included in the leadership framework.
Latham, J. R. (2013a). A framework for leading the transformation to performance excellence part I: CEO perspectives on forces, facilitators, and strategic leadership systems. Quality Management Journal, 20(2), 22.
Latham, J. R. (2013b). A framework for leading the transformation to performance excellence part II: CEO perspectives on leadership behaviors, individual leader characteristics, and organizational culture. Quality Management Journal, 20(3), 22.