Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe - PPMA National Public Service Debate at CIPD Conf - 10 Nov 2011

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  • 1. CIPD Annual HR Conference PPMA National Public Service Debate Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe CPsychol. FBPsS Emeritus Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Leeds Professor of Leadership, University of Bradford School of Management Chief Executive, Real World Group November 10 th 2011 © Real World Group 2011
  • 2. What form of leadership creates high engagement?
  • 3. Key leadership / organisational challenges
    • Increase effectiveness
    • Sustain motivation
    • Maintain wellbeing
    • Create teams with high ‘readiness for change’
    • Create the conditions that encourage, facilitate, and sustain innovation, exploitation of ideas and collective learning
  • 4. A few words about…
    • Stress
    • The bad news…
    • The good news…
  • 5. Engagement is… Engagement
    • job satisfaction; motivation
    • stress & wellbeing
    • fulfilment; self-confidence
    • customer satisfaction;
    • retention, loyalty, advocacy
    • productivity & profitability
    • proactivity; innovation
    Good for Individuals Good for Organisations
  • 6. Increasing engagement & organisational success © Real World Group 2011
  • 7. Leadership: New vs. ‘traditional’ models
    • 1 From leadership as position, to leadership as practice
    2 Leadership as a social process - a dynamic, collective activity 3 Leadership as learning: outcome
    • From individual to collective
    • Emerges in and through relationships & networks of influence
    • Interactions are collaborative; influence is 2-way
    • The kind of social interactions that are called ‘leadership’ result in learning and growth for the individuals involved, and for the organisation
  • 8. The Model of Engaging Transformational Leadership TLQ ™ Dimensions © Real World Group 2011 LEADING INDIVIDUALS PERSONAL QUALITIES & VALUES Being Honest & Consistent Acting with Integrity Showing Genuine Concern Being Accessible Enabling Encouraging Questioning LEADING THE ORGANISATION Supporting a Developmental Culture Inspiring Others Focusing Team Effort Being Decisive MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER Building Shared Vision Networking Resolving Complex Problems Facilitating Change Sensitively
  • 9. Does it work? Yes!
  • 10. What’s the evidence?
    • Behaviours proven to increase engagement
    • Managers rated more engaging by staff
    • Organisations have shifted from bottom to top in staff surveys – become ST ‘Best Employer’
    • Staff’s ideas created new services
    • Organisation demonstrated savings of £millions
    • Embedded in teams – predicts their productivity and morale and wellbeing
  • 11. Leadership, culture and ‘readiness for change’ Building capacity for sustainability
  • 12. Characteristics of teams with high ‘readiness for change’
    • 1 Open to change
    • 2 Generate range of solutions
    • 3 Successful in implementing
  • 13. Leadership principles for creating high ‘readiness for change’ High readiness for change Sustained productivity, morale & wellbeing Create culture of high ‘social support’ Build self-efficacy – focus on ‘identity’ Be honest about non-negotiables C.I.A. Don’t impose solutions – co-create them Build a shared vision Don’t focus purely on the ‘rational’ reasons Explode the myth that people resist change Share learning across the organisation
  • 14. Relationships between Top level leadership and organisational change LEADERSHIP A ORGANISATION CHANGE A LEADERSHIP B ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE B
  • 15. Typical Board feedback
  • 16. Relationships between Top level leadership and organisational change (2) LEADERSHIP C ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE C
  • 17. Experiences of culture differ… Summary of data collected from the ‘Leadership Culture & Change Inventory (LCCi)’™ © Real World Group
  • 18. 10 lessons from supporting cultural transformation
    • Top management active commitment is crucial
    • Transparency - Engage the whole organisation
    • Diagnose what interventions required where
    • Relate everything to the organisation’s vision, goals & values
    • Focus on individual, team, & organisational outcomes
    • Support middle managers
    • Build human capital & social capital
    • Ensure all HR processes consistent with the aims
    • Evaluate ROI – share learning
    • Celebrate success & publicise it!
  • 19. Background reading: Research Insight report for CIPD Authors: Alimo-Metcalfe, B. & Alban-Metcalfe, J. (2008) Available free from
  • 20. Other suggested readings
    • Alimo-Metcalfe, B. & Alban-Metcalfe, Juliette. (2011). 'Leadership in public and 3 rd sector organisations'. In J. Storey (ed.).(2 nd edn) Leadership in Organisations: Current Issues & Key Trends, . London: Routledge.
    • Alimo-Metcalfe, B. & Alban-Metcalfe, Juliette. (2011). ' The ‘need to get more for less’: A new model of ‘engaging leadership’ and evidence of its effect on team productivity, and staff morale and wellbeing at work’. Paper submitted to the Chartered Management Institute; available from their website.
    • Alimo-Metcalfe, B., Alban-Metcalfe, J., Bradley, M., Mariathasan , J. & Samele, C. (2008). ‘The impact of engaging leadership on performance, attitudes to work and well-being at work: a longitudinal study’. The Journal of Health Organization & Management, 22, 6 , 586-598.
    • Alimo-Metcalfe, B. & Bradley, M. (2009). ‘Darzi and leadership – it’s too important to get wrong this time’. In Clinical Leadership Journal, 2 , 1, 3-11.
    • Alimo-Metcalfe, B. & Bradley, M. (2008). ‘Cast in a new light’. People Management, January 24 th , 38-41.