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The Six Disciplines Blog

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Quality Most Valued In Leaders? Strategy Execution

In the Best Companies for Leaders survey, management consultancy Hay Group identified the top 20 best-in-class companies as well as what makes these companies known for great leadership.

Key findings of the Hay Group’s research:

  • When asked what organizations value the most in leaders, 83 percent of the best-in-class organizations as compared to others said “execution.”
  • Organizations value leaders who can achieve results through others.
  • In tough economic times, employees desire more communication and clarity around goals. They want their leaders to become more visible and to be leading from the front.
  • During tough economic times, best-in-class companies create clarity, encourage development, drive accountability and recognize successful leaders.
  • The top 20 best companies for leaders make leadership development a priority.

BOTTOMLINE: What’s valued most in leaders? The ability to execute on strategy – and get the job done. Six Disciplines includes an integrated on-the-job leadership development program – Find out more.

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Since 2005, the Six Disciplines blog offers posts about performance excellence, strategy execution, business coaching, leadership development, innovation, and business process improvement. This blog has received prestigious awards for leadership and management and has been syndicated by several major media sources.