The Cycle of Leadership

Every Board of Directors, and every seasoned executive, knows that the quality of leadership defines the performance of a business. Yet in spite of great effort, improving the quality of leadership often remains an elusive goal.

One of the reasons this goal remains elusive is that leadership is defined and addressed solely as a characteristic of a leader. At Linden Leadership we have found that it is far more effective to see leadership as an attribute of an organizational culture. From this perspective, leadership development includes people and roles beyond identified leaders, and addresses skills, relationships and dynamics that are usually overlooked in leadership programs. When these skills, relationships and dynamics are incorporated into leadership development the result is a culture with strong, sustainable leadership that perpetuates innovation, vision, and execution as intrinsic elements of the organization’s ongoing activities.

When leadership is recognized as an attribute of an organizational culture, it is immediately apparent that communication is at the foundation of leadership. At Linden Leadership we have identified a set of critical communication capabilities that are necessary for building a Leadership Culture. These communication capabilities establish practices of innovation, visioning, and execution throughout the organization. Innovation, visioning, and execution, taken together, form the Cycle of Leadership that is the hallmark of a Leadership Culture.

To learn more about the Cycle of Leadership its place in building a Leadership Culture, download our paper Building a Leadership Culture by clicking here: Building a Leadership Culture.