Conventionally we tend to think it is the job of a leader to make decisions. In this thought provoking clip Alan Webber, Author suggests that actually a leader’s role is to make sense.
In times of rapid change there is lots of “noise” for organisations to deal with. This comes in two forms; external noise such as incoming competitors and technological shifts, and internal noise such as meetings, memos and emails.
Alan suggests it is the leader’s job to be the signal within all that noise. This is done by making sure everyone knows concrete facts such as the purpose of the organisation and how they as individuals and the company as a whole will be measured.
By behaving this way, you as a leader enable those around you to function competently despite all the noise surrounding them.
Alan Webber was a key speaker at Wavelength Connect event On Your Marks 2013. To view more videos from this event go to On Your Marks 2013.
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