One region, different perspectives
24 September 2020
AIMS Partners and Consultants around the globe work with business leaders in a myriad of different industries and company sizes on a daily basis. When it comes to successful leaders, we know that there is a list of competencies that might be relevant to most, however, the successful combination has a lot to do with matching the right competencies to the correct environment. Or does it?
- Human leadership: this most important aspect of being a successful leader includes several competencies such as diversity, cooperation and networks, trust and integrity
- Change management or transformation leadership skills; this requires resilience, ability to handle distress and changing business environments
- Data management: a competent leader in today’s fast changing world needs to know numbers: analysis, agility and process control
- Visionary entrepreneurship: being able to create the desired culture in an organisation, shape its actions and rightly foresee what this business is going to look like in the future
- Decisiveness: followed by action and willpower
- Networking: nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with local decision-makers is key in the Greek market
The above key success factors should be well balanced and distributed as on an equilateral triangle formulating a golden mean proportional between the three.
Leadership is the next level of management. It’s a combination of management skills and people skills. For today’s leaders in Russia, the following is important:
- Agility: to be prepared for change at any time. Whether we are talking about within the business, the current team or the environment.
- Team player: the ability to work alongside employees and be ready to roll up top management sleeves and step in when necessary
- Situational leadership style: be a great communicator, coach, mentor or controller – depending on each situation
Look out for our next article in the series; Aspects of Leadership next week when our experienced Consultants continue to explore what makes our leaders great.