Learning never stops.
The most effective leaders are committed to developing critical skills like listening and feedback. Applying the rigorous talent development approach of a sports coach, combined with the opportunity to use data and algorithms to assess performance, allows organizations to establish “leadership crucibles” across all levels of the business to intentionally guide experiential learning.
Organizational synchronicity matters.
Improved coordination between business functions facilitates shared goals. HR leadership benefits enormously when every department is engaged in finding the right people, and improving culture organization-wide.
Leaders need to be fluid.
It is increasingly common for leaders to occupy cross-functional roles. Knowing how to listen, apply data and feedback, and integrate information from multiple business functions are critical to leadership development, particularly among the most senior leaders.
Culture serves the business.
Culture transformation is important, but if your business model can’t compete in the digital age, then the business needs to transform as well. As business focus shifts and evolves, culture must shift concurrently. The transformation’s success depends on tight alignment of culture and management processes with the strategic change initiative.
"Meaningful, lasting behavioral change is a complex process, requiring timely personalized guidance. Startups like Valence (formerly Shift) provide teams with a fabric of interactive activities that emphasize mutual feedback and allow them to learn on the job while doing the work they always do."