Impactful leadership means leading and serving with passion, delivering the best, and exceeding everyone’s expectations in the organization at all levels. On the level of CEO, the definition of leadership keeps on changing. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic put CEOs of every organization to the test. With their resilience and ability to sustain any of such conditions, they stood tall and led in ingenious ways.
CEOs have always proved their potential beyond crisis. There are multiple traits such as their courage, their passion, their intensity that differentiate them from others. The other traits that count are empathy and the ability to see the world through the eyes of others. With their generosity and humble behavior by sharing experience and knowledge, they enable their team to learn the right lessons, which is also an equally important part of leadership.
Undoubtedly, CEOs have strong communication skills, listening skills, along with the ability to read the people and adapting different management styles according to the situation. They don’t just lead by themselves; they lead with people. The most important job of any CEO is building a team by putting the right people in the right place.
Moreover, in any transformation or growth, culture is the critical element to the overall success of that growth transformation. Culture is the key strategy and hence, getting the right culture has become so critical. It has become critical for CEOs to be the people first and lead from the front. And, in order to do so, CEOs will have to work harder with the focus on the servant leadership model, with no titles.
For a CEO, there will be much more challenges that will be difficult to overcome but having the right team, approach and focus will drive any company’s success. Thus, spending time on building such a culture of people development with the right process and technology will make a huge impact.
After all, achieving excellence is good but achieving perfection always is not possible. As the trends in different industries keep on evolving rapidly, CEOs also will need to change their approach. Ultimately, the focus should always be on the team and the clients, as this can head them towards achieving huge success.
With such unparalleled expertise — Insights Success presents its new edition — Top 10 Pioneering CEOs to Follow in 2021. Featuring at its cover is Chad Holmes — CEO of Kivu Consulting. Chad states that as the CEO, it is critical to developing a people-first culture by developing high-performing teams. He adds that for any organization to grow it requires there to be unity, trust, and everyone going in the same direction after the same target.
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