April 3, 2013
We all appreciate, on some level, the importance of being connected to others. In Denis Lévesque's final article in his ARC of Leadership series, he explains the power of connection between people - the intangible asset that can create very tangible results.
We shared the first two articles in the trilogy,How Improved Awareness Leads to Higher Performance
and How Change and Uncertainty can Drive Success
and now Denis unveils the final element within his ARC of Leadership methodology, Your Connection to Superior Leadership
Read about what Denis feels are the three differentiating "human" skills
that make a good leader a truly outstanding one. Your Connection to Superior Leadership
By Denis Lévesque
Leaders like you have a vision on how to move the organization forward. Yet the success of your vision is highly dependent on engaging key organizational people - your employees, partners, suppliers, customers, etc. You need these people to turn your vision into reality. So how do you get this buy-in?
The answer is simple: you need to connect with them.
Making That Connection.
Creating a connection requires building up trust with your different audience segments. You must reach out to these groups and convince them that what you are asking them to do will have a positive impact on them. Leaders can build this Connection between the vision and results by incorporating what I call the Five Pillars of Connection
into their leadership style.