How to become an Enterprise Leader

Organizations need a new type of leader to succeed in the emerging world: the Enterprise Leader. A leader is defined by their ability to both perform – run the organization – and transform – to change the organization. Leading horizontally as well as vertically impacts all the company’s stakeholders. Thinking expansively about the context in which their entire sector is evolving and adapting to meet the emerging needs.

In this new world, the Enterprise Leader needs to be able to:

– Anticipate change and disruptions

– Lead transformation efforts

– Build an adaptive organization

– Create a culture of innovation

– Drive growth and profitability

The Enterprise Leader is different from the traditional leader in several key ways. They are more future-focused, more stakeholder-oriented, and more collaborative. They also have a more extraordinary ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity. In short, they are better equipped to lead in today’s rapidly changing world.

Four tips to becoming an Enterprise Leader

If you want to be an Enterprise Leader, there are a few things you need to do differently. Here are four tips:

1. Be future-focused: To be an Enterprise Leader, you need to be able to anticipate change and disruptions. Being future-focused and always looking for opportunities.

2. Lead transformation efforts: As an Enterprise Leader, you will be responsible for leading transformation efforts within your organization and being able to identify areas of opportunity and drive change through your team.

3. Build an adaptive organization: An adaptive organization can quickly adapt to environmental changes. As an Enterprise Leader, you must build this type of organization by implementing systems and processes that allow flexibility and agility.

4. Create a culture of innovation: A key component of being an Enterprise Leader is creating a culture of innovation within your organization and establishing an environment where new ideas are encouraged, and employees are given the freedom to experiment.

If you want to be an Enterprise Leader, it’s essential to start thinking and acting differently. 

In the Korn ferry study https://www.kornferry.com/insights/featured-topics/leadership/top-3-challenges-facing-leaders-today

they show that the top three skills needed to thrive today are:

  • Performing while transforming
  • Leading across the ecosystem as well as the enterprise
  • Resolving the tension between profit and purpose

The study further goes on to say that for an organization to be adaptive, they need what is known as a “growth mindset”. Simply put, it is the ability and desires to continue growing and learning throughout their life. An important thing to remember is that it is not about intelligence but willingness and openness to change.

To be an Enterprise Leader, you need to have a growth mindset. It would help if you were open to change and willing to learn new things. Only then will you be able to lead your organization through times of change and transformation.

Korn Ferry’s study provides excellent insight into what it takes to be an Enterprise Leader. To succeed in this new world, you must be future-focused, lead transformation efforts, build an adaptive organization, and create a culture of innovation. 

Future-focused – always looking for opportunities

Lead transformation efforts – identify areas of opportunity and drive change

Build an adaptive organization – systems and processes in place that allow for flexibility and agility

Create a culture of innovation – new ideas are encouraged, and employees are given the freedom to experiment.

The traditional leader is focused on the present and the past. They may have a vision for the future, but it is not their primary focus. The Enterprise Leader is different. They are focused on the future and always looking for opportunities. Meaning they are more likely to anticipate change and disruptions. As an Enterprise Leader, you need to be able to lead transformation efforts within your organization. They can identify areas of opportunity and drive change through your team.

If you want to be an Enterprise Leader, it’s essential to start thinking and acting differently. To do this, you need to build an adaptive organization. An adaptive organization can quickly adapt to changes in the environment. As an Enterprise Leader, you must develop this type of organization by implementing systems and processes that allow flexibility and agility. Finally, it would help if you created a culture of innovation within your organization. You are establishing an environment where new ideas are encouraged, and employees are given the freedom to experiment. 

I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I would be happy to help!

Kim-adele

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