Solutions Leadership: As I started on my journey with Project Management Considerations, I was focused on Project Management as a profession. As part of this endeavor, I started a Project Management Forum with Renaissance Executive Forums. At first we focused strictly on project management skills and discussions, but as we evolved and discussed what we were trying to achieve, it became clear that we are really about Solutions Leadership (project management provides just some of the tools and capabilities that can be used). The rest of this entry is all about how I perceive our new Solutions Leadership Forum.
Strategic success is, in a large measure, a function of having strong leadership. You need individuals who have the background, skills and motivation to drive business results and organizational performance while gaining the support and commitment of those around them. This requires applying business acumen to achieve results through relevant, contextual, and practical techniques.
Effective problem solving, finding solutions, is one of the key attributes that separate great leaders from average ones. In addition to problems that crop up and must be solved, leaders at every level are faced with handling the challenges associated with leading in a rapidly changing environment. This is solutions leadership.
Leadership related focus areas include such things as strategic planning, change management, emotional intelligence, project management knowledge areas, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Every leader needs a kit of solutions that work against the most common challenges life throws at us. This involves:
- Developing your personal leadership style
- Learning from others experience
- Developing a compelling vision
- Self awareness, flexibility, and intentionality
- Polishing your people skills
- Inspiring others
Learning from other leaders will challenge your current perceptions about leadership and the values that shape it, encouraging you to think and lead differently. Participants can tap into the experience and insights of other organizational leaders. We provide additional tools to ensure immediate application, behavior change, and continued learning. This is achieved using results oriented round-table problem resolution sessions. Leaders who transform their lives, their teams, and their organizations model the highest levels of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, and achieve results time and time again.
This begs the question, “Is your leadership team prepared to take on the key business challenges they face?” Our Solutions Leadership Forum helps you to be able to answer this question with a resounding YES!