Perspective on Leadership

We believe in the difference great leaders can make to 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 learning programs incorporate and reinforce a wide range of leadership models and insights, but here are the core ideas that are the foundation for our work.

Balanced Leadership

 

 

Balanced leadership considers leadership perspective and action across three dimensions: time horizon, organizational orientation, and interpersonal approach. Balanced leaders vary their perspective across the dimensions from visionary to tactical; from internal to external; from short term to long term. Balanced leaders mobilize teams, focus on the future, and deliver results better than their peers—they are able to balance the tightrope of leadership.

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Balanced Leadership White Paper

Learn more about the theory and dimensions of being a Balanced Leader.

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Balanced Leadership Assessment

Take the Balanced Leadership Assessment to discover where you may be out of balance as a leader.

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Leading Organizations

Being a balanced leader is critical in Leading Organizations. See how our Leading Organizations product can help your leaders be more balanced.

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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 to 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.

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Inspire Discretionary Effort by Knowing What You Stand For

Every successful leader must grapple with and answer this fundamental question: What do you stand for?

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The Business Cycle of Leadership - High Trust and Transparency

So you've built a culture of high trust and transparency, but you make a mistake! What happens next?

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The Business Cycle of Leadership - How the Business World Works

Nick Noyes, Founding Partner at Insight Experience, breaks down how the business world works using the business cycle of leadership.

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Strategic Communication

 

 

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.

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Crucible Communication

Good strategic communication, along with the priorities you set for the business and how you spend your time, is one of three critical drivers of your effectiveness as a leader.

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Strategic Communication Checklist

Do your communications stand up to the Strategic Communication model? Use this checklist to find out.

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Powerful Communication Opportunities Most Leaders Miss

Employees pay an extraordinary amount of attention to what we do in the moment. 

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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.

 

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What is Strategy Execution and Why is it Important for Leaders?

At Insight Experience, our definition of strategy execution is “The effective and timely execution of organizational activities that align with, reinforce and support strategy.”

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The Importance of Prioritization in Executing Strategy

Prioritizing opportunities is fundamental to successful strategy execution. Our work has revealed a handful of best practices and tips to help leaders set priorities be it in-person or virtually.

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Executing Strategy Leadership Development Program

Learn how Insight Experience can help your leaders translate strategy, see the big picture, and align their teams to drive success. 

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"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 off-hand words, expressions, and engagement. They ask their teams and others for feedback; they check that the messages they are communicating reactively are consistent with the messages they take so much time to craft proactively."

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