The role of an executive is full of variety and extremely demanding nowadays. You don’t only have have to manage in an excellent manner, you also have to master your topics. Social, communicative, creative and visionary abilities also belong to it.
In an ideal situation, the executive is the idol and leading figure for his staff. He sets a good example, is true to his words and serves the company and its staff in line wih corporate targets.
Regretfully values such as integrity, ethics and the serving the good cause are not the top of the list of priorities for top executives nowadays. Nevertheless ist is worthwhile to (again) integrate virtues like these into the daily routine of a manager as they care for sustainable and value-oriented success.
Silvia B. Pitz on the Tasks of Managers (in German)
For being able to handle the role of an executive, there has to be clarity about the relevant demands and tasks involved in such a position as well as awareness of the own profile.
Success in a team can only take place if you actually occupy your mind with concerns of your staff members, if you know them and regularly communicate with them as well as take care of their career development.
You set high but reachable targets for your team and you know different types of leadership which you apply in accordance with individual potential of the staff members and task.
By means of the Leadership Basic Training we deal with the role of an executive and the elementary tasks involved.
– Becoming aware of the own leadership profile, manifesting strengths, defining fields of development
– leading staff individually and win them over emotionally
– recognizing and making use of potentials of your team
You are more aware of your tasks and demands as an executive and realize the responsibility which goes along with your job. You know which particular strenghts you have and what you and your team will focus on in the future. This will give you a new kind of self-perception as a manager – you can approach your work with more security and self-confidence.
Communication in the daily routine of a manager is a central leadership instument. A conscious, continuous and regulated exchange of ideas with your staff but also with colleagues and superiors is your daily business. If there is any frictional loss based on ambigious communication, a lack of conversation techniques and inefficient discussions, it will have a strong influence on your results and your success.
If you want to be able to communicate successfully as an executive you will need an understanding of the priciples of communication. You have to know your own patterns of behaviour as well as of the ones of your contact partners and you will have to be able to apply target-oriented conversation techniques such as dialectics. You establish regular communication in the team and secure a continuous coaching of your staff.
Leadership communication …
– understanding and applying the basics of communication in a leadership dialogue
– mastering dialectical conversation techniques for the efficient application for reaching targets
– coaching and further developing staff by means of the tools of leadership communication
Your communication as an executive is clear and target-oriented. You reach the corporate goals by suitable dialogues with your team and you also master difficult situations by means of these communication techniques. Your security in your conversation does not only lead to continuous further development but also turns into a much appreciated conversation partner in your company.
Especially in economically turbulent times a souvereign leadership is demanded, which securely navigates the company through the crisis. Now the true strenghts of its executives is demonstrated. If the “capitain” in the boat is hesitant and inactive, rigid or despotic he will contribute to its sinking and not to its survival.
The leadership task already begins much earlier and requires a clear vision as well as strategic thinking so that critical situations can be mastered. This doesn’t only apply to top managers but also to middle management.
As a reflected leader you exemplify values, you show integrity and comply with corporate goals. People trust in your leadership and they are prepared to accept necessary changes.
– exemplifying value orientation and integrating leadership in a conscious way
– breaking new ground by foresight and visions
– acting in a responsible way and securing sustainable corporate success
You fulfill your management tasks with full conviction and you as a person are committed to the targets of your company. Your team appreciates you as an executive and stands behind you. The people are prepared to follow you as you show courage and determination in your approach. You increase your own value in your company and are considered to be an expert in demand when it comes to matters of leadership.