- Being a role model seems to be in every leadership course on the planet. However, when associated with leading transformation, it takes on a slightly different meaning.
- As Gandhi said, “you have to become the change you want to see in your organization.”
- Quote from an employee concerning why they were not making the changes necessary to achieve the vision, “I’ll change when the CEO changes.” The CEO hadn’t made the changes necessary to become what he was expecting other people to be, so it took some reflection, and some personal change to become that change.
- One of the practical ways they helped move all leaders to the role model behaviors and activities was to create leadership scorecards that tracked where they spent their time with key stakeholders.
- We always say you must “walk the talk” and “actions speak louder than words,” but, in this case, it truly is critical that the leader change and become that role model that they want to see in everybody else.
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.