Having a leaderships pipeline is one of the core responsibilities of a CEO. It is continuity, transference, and evolution of leadership skills that sustains the organization. The question for leaders is, “What type of leaders will assure that your organization will thrive.”
No one is exempt from Bacharach’s mandate to learn from “micropolitical competencies — or “microskills,” as they are called in BLG’s new book, The Agenda Mover. When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough.
As a new supervisor or manager, you will certainly have projects and ideas you will want to implement. But you have to remember that while getting a promotion may give you the positional authority to move your agenda forward, positional authority alone is not enough.
The first title in BLG’s Pragmatic Leadership Series is now available on Amazon.com. Published by Cornell University Press, The Agenda Mover outlines how leaders can move complex ideas through complex organizations.
Everyone is capable of coming up with a good idea, but a good idea without execution is hallucination. Leaders, including politicians and corporate officers, are those who have mastered the pragmatic skills that turn creative, innovative ideas into concrete realities. They are able to transform promises into results. The Agenda Mover leads you on the journey from having a good idea to bringing it to fruition. You will master the political competence to assure that your ideas gain momentum and achieve true traction. You will learn what it takes to go the distance to sustain your campaign and achieve your goals. Rather than dreaming about what could happen, you will become an agenda mover who gets things done and makes things happen.
All organizations must be capable of identifying leaders who are drifting and there are at least seven ways the leadership drift can be identified–either your own or that of others in your organization. Read Professor Bacharach’s full article on INC.com.
Being able to negotiate is part and parcel of what a leader does on a consistent basis. But are you talking to the right person? Read Prof. Bacharach full article on Inc.com.