POINT & COuNTERPOINT
Dialogues on Leading Transitions Here are two viewpoints on topics that impact the overall effectiveness of leaders in a social benefit culture. This isn’t a debate - it’s a dialogue from the perspectives of two experienced leaders. The goal is to provide different perspectives to stimulate creative thinking and bring leaders into a new paradigm of functioning, not to provide final answers. Leaders are at the heart of transition. Equipping ourselves first is key to the success of transitions.
Hugh Ballou Musical Conductor, Leadership Coach
Jeff Magee Executive Coach, Human Capital developer
Hugh Ballou is a Transformational Leadership Strategist, President of SynerVision International, Inc., and was a musical conductor for 40 years. Hugh has written numerous books on Transformational Leadership and works with leaders of religious organizations, business and nonprofit communities as an executive coach, process facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker, teaching leaders the fine-tuned skills employed every day by orchestral conductors. Leaders new to an organization want to add their gifts to building the promise for the future and live out the reason they were hired; however, change can be counterproductive if done too soon and without sensitivity to what people value and want left as is. Preparing for Succession in Retirement The founder must leave a legacy for the future. For good succes- sion, there must be a plan and the culture must understand the process goals. Performance Upgrade Transition Let go of low-performing systems and people in order to access new competencies. Transition can be energizing or detrimental, depending on the leader. Ballou — Establishing New Leadership Values
Jeffrey Magee (Ph.D., PDM, CSP, CMC) is the “Thought Leader’s Leader.” He is a columnist, the publisher of Professional Performance 360 Magazine , editor of Performance Execution and Performance Driven Selling blogs, a former nationally-syndicated radio talk show host, published author, and recipient of the USJC TOYA award. A motivational leadership speaker, he is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the world. Magee — Culture The leader safeguards the current organizational culture and stewards its shaping to maintain relevance. Talent Handle considerations from acquisition, on-boarding, development, calibration, growth, succession, and re-integration of human capital from the organization back into the communities from which it began. Eco-System The leader owns a strong ROI from how the organization serves the community and everything delivered or distributed, so it can remain healthy for its constituents (shareholders, donors, employees, and clients) and forward focused in all it does.This transcends generational, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic, workplace dynamics, traditional and e-commerce implications, and how the organizational footprint affects those around them. What kinds of transitions do leaders manage?
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