This detailed guide to improving corporate culture offers a step-by-step approach to managing organizational change. Benny Ausmus discusses his “transformational leadership compass” (“TLC”) coaching methodology, which a range of clients have applied successfully. Ausmus’s timeless recipe for change – company-wide creation of shared values and goals, employee involvement and coaching-oriented leadership – resonates clearly. Any organization can benefit from putting his guidance into action.
The “Transformational Leadership Compass” (“TLC”) plots a path to business growth amidst uncertainty.
More than ever, organizations compete in an environment of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Leaders who accept VUCA realize that uncertainty will only increase in the future. They use language, vision, goals, and measurements to achieve results that turn chaos into calm, volatility into vision, uncertainty into understanding, complexity into clarity, and ambiguity into agility.
Assess your status quo – the benchmark from which to grow, plan and make decisions to facilitate change. Determine your “north star”; this contains your vision, mission, values, and overriding goals. Include governing standards and principles. Make certain that every person in the firm can contribute to the formation and understanding of your north star.
Everyone should understand the “four windows” of TLC thinking. These include:
- Results – Metrics and outcomes that arise from “GAMES.”
- “GAMES” – Goals; Actions people and teams take to achieve them; Measures to...