Blue Thinking Discusses How Learning Organization Leaders Transform Businesses and Employees
San Diego, CA, February 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- As a leading international business consulting and coaching firm, Blue Thinking (www.thinkbluethinking.com), the company knows how traditional organization leaders differ greatly from learning organization leaders. Traditional leaders create and set directions, make all decisions regarding the organization, and motivate their people. This traditional leadership view promotes the traditional work environment that often leaves workers feeling powerless, unmotivated, and rudderless with a limited personal and organizational vision.
Learning organization leaders take a different approach to managing their staff. Leaders don’t just set goals; they are responsible for providing their employees with the capability of meeting those goals. Learning organization leaders take on the role of a designer, steward, and teacher.
· Designers: The leader creates a company-wide call-to-action that promotes teamwork within the company policies, systems, and operational strategies.
· Stewards: Stewards manage the concerns of the companies in which they work. As a steward in a learning organization, a leader is committed to sharing the “purpose story” of the organization as well as the overall vision and mission of the company.
· Teachers: A leader must help his people achieve success. He can do so by teaching them how to achieve the company’s desired results, inspiring and empowering them every day to accomplish organizational goals, and showing them how their actions affect the success of the company.
The Learning Organization Leader’s New Skill Set
In the past, traditional organization leaders used the skill sets provided to them from their education and experiences in the business world. In a learning organization, these skills are still valuable, but learning organization leaders must also take on a new set of skills that promote team alignment and shared visions.
Sharing the Vision
Senior team leaders and managers must master the ability to share their corporate vision. This can be achieved by demonstrating behaviors that showcase the company’s vision and employing skills they want their team members to use.
Assessing and Being Aware
Learning organization leaders must know what is going on in their organizations and understand that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. By taking timely and accurate assessments of the company, they can increase the effectiveness of the organization and open the door to opportunities like face-to-face discussions and open communication.
Learning organization leaders must set aside time in their day and throughout the week to focus on their employees’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement specific strategies to improve upon these weaknesses and maximize the strengths. They must determine what needs to change to achieve real results. Some strategies to consider are creating recruiting and retention programs, more effective performance appraisal systems, and meaningful rewards programs.
When leaders make the change to create a learning organization, employees ultimately follow. Leaders must engage their entire staff and ensure commitment across the entire company. They should also encourage open dialogue among employees to improve team collaboration.
Savvy learning organization leaders know they can’t do everything on their own. To achieve the best results they often hire a business coaching company to help develop a SWOT analysis so they can face the realities and challenges the company encounters head-on and with a clear strategy.
To get started on transforming your organization and becoming a learning organization leader, contact the business coaching experts by visiting www.ThinkBlueThinking.com or calling 619.550.8052.
Bruno Raynal is the president and CEO of Blue Thinking, a business consulting and coaching firm. Bruno specializing in working with senior management to enhance their awareness of modern business practices and patterns so they can make informed choices, take the right action, and achieve their vision and goals. He provides both one-on-one and group coaching to build better teams. Learn more about Blue Thinking by visiting www.ThinkBlueThinking.com or calling 619.550.8052.