THE BIG SHIFT…How Managers Become Leaders of a Culture

Saturday, 2 January 2016

THE BIG SHIFT...How Managers Become Leaders of a Culture

The seven seismic shifts of perspective and responsibility to lead a CULTURAL OPERATING SYSTEM.

According to Michael Watkins HBR June 2012 , all the shifts a function head must make when first becoming an enterprise leader involving new skills and cultivating new mindsets. Here are the shifts and what each requires executives (including emerging or high potentials) to do:

SEISMIC SHIFT # 1: SPECIALIST TO GENERALIST

By understanding the mental models, management tools, and terms used in key business functions and develop templates for evaluating the leaders of those functions.

SEISMIC SHIFT # 2: ANALYST TO INTEGRATOR

By integrating the collective knowledge of cross functional teams and make appropriate trade-offs to solve complex organisational problems.

SEISMIC SHIFT # 3: TACTICIAN TO STRATEGIST

By shifting fluidly between and the larger picture, perceive important patterns in complex environments, and anticpate and influence the reaction of key external players.

SEISMIC SHIFT # 4: BRICKLAYER TO ARCHITECT

By understanding how to analyse and design organisational systems so that strategy, structure, operating models, and skill bases fit together effectively and efficiently, and harness this understanding to make needed organisational changes.

SEISMIC SHIFT # 5: PROBLEM SOLVER TO AGENDA SETTER

By defining the problems the organisation should focus on, and spot issues that don't fall neatly into any one function but are still important.

SEISMIC SHIFT # 6: WARRIOR TO DIPLOMAT

By proactively shape the environment in which the business operates by influencing key external contituencies, including the government, NGO's, the media, and investors.

SEISMIC SHIFT # 7: SUPPORTING CAST MEMBER TO LEAD ROLE

By exhibiting the right behaviours as a role model for the organisation and learn to communicate with and inspire large groups of people both directly and, increasingly, indirectly.

Oh, so that's what you do...

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