Perspective on Leadership
We believe in the difference great leaders can make in an organization.
Leadership is about balance. Great leaders know how to balance business acumen and analytical skills with interpersonal skills, communication, and empathy. They focus on the future and help make ideas actionable today. They have a broad perspective and understand the impact of their actions on others and over time.
Insight Experience's learning programs incorporate and reinforce a wide range of leadership models and insights, but here are the core ideas that are the foundation of our work.
Balancing Leadership™ considers leadership perspective and action across three dimensions: time horizon, organizational orientation, and interpersonal approach. Balanced leaders vary their perspective across these dimensions from visionary to tactical; from internal to external; from the short term to the long term. They mobilize teams, focus on the future, and deliver results better than their peers. They are able to balance the tightrope of leadership.
Balancing Leadership™ White Paper
Balancing Leadership™ Assessment
The Business Cycle of Leadership™
The Business Cycle of Leadership™ highlights the critical impact of leadership on results: How you lead impacts the effectiveness of the operating decisions implemented by your team — and this affects how teams drive business outcomes. Leaders lead through their communication, their direction, and the intentional allocation of their time and attention. Leaders impact employees by building skill, trust, and engagement.
Inspire Discretionary Effort by Knowing What You Stand For
The Business Cycle of Leadership™ — High Trust and Transparency
The Business Cycle of Leadership™ — How the Business World Works
What you say is a powerful lever of leadership. Employees listen to leadership messages at multiple levels. What are people looking for in a communication from their leader? Appropriate content and context, empathy and energy, clear accountability, and consistency.
Strategic Communication Checklist
The Strategy Execution Cycle™
Strategy Execution requires a diverse range of skills, behaviors, and discipline from a leader and an organization. Leaders who can align strategy across layers in the organization; translate that strategy into action; and adapt that strategy, based on what happens over time, enable a business to succeed. Leaders with the skills to execute strategy enable companies to outperform their competitors, bring new products to market faster, and delight their customers.
What is Strategy Execution and Why is it Important for Leaders?
The Importance of Prioritization in Executing Strategy
Executing Strategy Leadership Development Program
"in today’s environment of extreme change, transformation, and disruption, a leader’s ability to translate strategy into action is imperative. The effective execution of strategy differentiates the winners from the chronic underperformers in business."
"While leadership decisions about time, priorities, and communication are non-financial, they are leading indicators of results. This is because together they are core drivers of employee engagement and performance. These three leadership actions and behaviors, grounded in your values, will drive not only direction for the business but also the culture you create or reinforce."
"Effective leaders leverage quick conversations and visible body language as an advantage, rather than just let them slip by; they are conscious of offhand words, expressions, and engagement. They ask their teams and others for feedback, and they check that the messages they are communicating reactively are consistent with the messages they take so much time to craft proactively."