Leadership is not enough. Simple as that. Organizations are requested to activate a leadership for change, today.
Constant change is the main characteristic of the digital and economic context in which organization are operating; this is what is called a VUCA world: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. Methodos’s commitment to leadership considers this scenario: Methodos wants to be partner of organizations and managers that really want to cope with these new organizational challenges.
This is the context taken into consideration by “The Listening Leader – how to drive performance by using communicative leadership”, a book written by Emilio Galli Zugaro, Methodos Chairman, together with his daughter Clementina, psychologist and consultant for the social media world.
The volume has been published by Pearson (UK) in January; it has been translated to Italian for Giunti IOS and entitled “La Leadership comunicativa”.
This is the book’s thesis: in VUCA context successful leaders are those able to actively listen, communicate and answer to any stakeholder’s needs. The leaders can involve their stakeholders in a development and mutual learning path able to critically increase organizations’ competitiveness in the market. These are the Listening Leaders.
Listening Leaders provide a clear framework for taking action to implement a communicative leadership style by actively listening to their organisation and external stakeholders. This allows leaders to ‘navigate’ more easily, quickly adapting the strategy, making the difference in the organization’s performance.
Thus, the Listening Leader is a courageous master able to lead a winning journey toward change and success. To do that, this leader is able to manage information, communication channels, understanding and including different souls defining the organization’s people making them inclined to action. Nurturing them.