I am thinking of a well researched paper (min of 3000 words) that has some pointed viewpoints. It is relatively authoritative and is meant to help the reader understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision. To a degree, the Deloitte report I sent earlier speaks to this whitepaper style approach.
Leadership and Change
Key traits of successful leaders.
1. One, know what you do very well. Two, Surround yourself with the best and delegate/ trust others. I see a measure leadership success in being able to now have a talented team to work with, where I can leverage their strengths to do things I’m not as good or efficient at.
2. Leading Change: its not about managing change it is about leading a culture that embraces change (change leadership)
3. Inspiring an innovative culture: Mistakes are the pathway to great ideas and innovation. Mistakes are the stepping stones to moving outside the comfort zone to the growing zone where new discoveries are made and great lessons are learned. Mistakes are not failures, they are simply the process of eliminating ways that won’t work in order to come closer to the ways that will. Great leaders allow their people the freedom to make mistakes. But good employees are those who when mistakes are made 1. Learn from them, 2. Own them, 3. Fix them, and 4. Put safeguards in place to ensure the same mistake will never be repeated again.
4. Energize the workplace
5. Communication: open and two-way, transparency, etc.
6. Support & Empower: Support and empower your team and they will power your brand.