Any discussion about leadership usually ends up talking about styles, methods, and abilities to influence people. Yet we often overlook the idea of becoming a leader of leaders. In other words, if you have a team of managers as your direct reports, it represents a whole different ballgame.
Running a team of frontline contributors is vastly different from leading other managers. Job titles have confused the landscape. Plus conventional transition into higher levels of authority often misses the significance of the caliber of people who now report to you. They don’t need autocratic discipline. They need more coaching.
In this episode, I visit with General (Ret.) Julian Chapman. A lack of clarity, accountability, and authority can impact your business in so many ways and the way you work might help you realize the strategy, or get in the way of it. Do you even know what the strategy really is, and how to get there? All of this confusion can be traced to a lack of managerial leadership: the art of managing managers.
The difference between responsibility and accountability
Creating team-level accountability
Service to the greater good by role
The difference between strategy and strategic planning
Julian Chapman has over three decades of experience engaging teams and organizations, from small groups to thousands of employees, building their leadership capability. His leadership knowledge is augmented by his 30+ year “second” career as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces from which he retired in 2014 at the rank of Brigadier-General. He joined Forrest & Company in 2002, taking over as President of the company in 2015.
Julian travels extensively to assist Forrest’s clients in designing solutions to achieve extraordinary results using the Forrest methodologies. Known as a pioneer of thinking in the workplace, Julian is a master trainer in Effective IntelligenceTM, which he brings to organizations through keynote addresses or assisting individuals and teams in solving problems through effective thinking. His thoughts on leadership, organizational development, and accountability have been published in HR Reporter Magazine, CPA Bottom Line Newspaper, and HR Professional magazine.
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