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LEADING BY NUMBERS
Research into leadership is now a light industry.
It’s product, hard data on the soft stuff.
© Copyrigh...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 1
4 Leadership Myths
1. Everyone can be a leader
2. Leaders deliver business results.
3. People w...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 2
“The reasonable man adapts himself to
the world. The unreasonable man persists
in trying to ada...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 3
Level 5
Jim Collins champions Level 5 Leadership, a
blend of selflessness, humility and iron wil...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 4
4 Key functions of the leader
• Providing strategic direction
• Monitoring team performance
• I...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 5
“Experience is not what happens to
a man. It is what a man does with
what happens to him.”
Aldo...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 6
Five principles for good leadership
1. Be real
2. Decentre
3. Build ensembles
4. Scan and scout...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 7
10% The leadership effect
Research by Rakesh Khurana of Harvard Business
School estimates that ...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 8
39% Crime figures
NYPD chief Bill Bratton cut felonies by 39%, murders by 50% and
theft by 35% ...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 9
Why follow?
Gallup’s Strengths Based Leadership research asked 10,004
people why they followed ...
BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW
This was first published in Business Strategy
Review Volume 24 Issue 2 – 2013
Visit www.london.ed...
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Leading by numbers - Business Strategy Review

  1. 1. LEADING BY NUMBERS Research into leadership is now a light industry. It’s product, hard data on the soft stuff. © Copyright 2013 London Business School
  2. 2. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 1 4 Leadership Myths 1. Everyone can be a leader 2. Leaders deliver business results. 3. People who get to the top are leaders. 4. Leaders are great coaches. Source: Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones, “What makes a leader?’ BSR 2004 4
  3. 3. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 2 “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw
  4. 4. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 3 Level 5 Jim Collins champions Level 5 Leadership, a blend of selflessness, humility and iron will. The simple formula is: Humility + Will = Level 5 Source: Jim Collins, Good to Great, Random House, 2001 5
  5. 5. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 4 4 Key functions of the leader • Providing strategic direction • Monitoring team performance • Instructing team members • Providing hands-on assistance as required. Source: Katherine Klein, BSR 2005 4
  6. 6. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 5 “Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldous Huxley
  7. 7. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 6 Five principles for good leadership 1. Be real 2. Decentre 3. Build ensembles 4. Scan and scout 5. Frame the journey Source: Nigel Nicholson, The “I” of Leadership, Jossey Bass 2013 5
  8. 8. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 7 10% The leadership effect Research by Rakesh Khurana of Harvard Business School estimates that anywhere from 30 to 40% of corporate performance can be attributed to industry effects; 10-20% to cyclical economic changes; and 10% to the CEO. Source: “A leadership miscellany”, BSR, 2005 10%
  9. 9. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 8 39% Crime figures NYPD chief Bill Bratton cut felonies by 39%, murders by 50% and theft by 35% in just two years. His leadership was built on 4 elements: The cognitive -- communicating and ensuring managers are in touch with the problems. Politics – keeping internal foes quiet and isolating external ones. Resources – initially concentrating on trouble areas. Motivation – matching messages to various levels within the organisation. Source: W Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, “Tipping point leadership”, Harvard Business Review, April 2003 39%
  10. 10. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 9 Why follow? Gallup’s Strengths Based Leadership research asked 10,004 people why they followed certain leaders: • Trust (other words cited by followers included: honesty, integrity, and respect) • Compassion (other words cited by followers included: caring, friendship, happiness, and love) • Stability (other words cited by followers included: security, strength, support, and peace) • Hope (other words cited by followers included: direction, faith, and guidance) Source: www.gallup.com ?
  11. 11. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW This was first published in Business Strategy Review Volume 24 Issue 2 – 2013 Visit www.london.edu/bsr

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