Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
These words are often attributed to the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe but seems to be a compilation from various sources.
Regardless of the author, this powerful advice identifies a timeless leadership truth as declared by Winston Churchill, “the leader’s task is to boldly confront the currents of change and harness its power for good.”
Does your organization need leaders who:
- Challenge standard approaches
- Create an atmosphere of continual improvement
- Do everything possible to achieve goals
- Get others to go beyond what they originally thought possible
- Are energized to take on challenging goals
- Quickly recognize situations where change is needed
- Have courage to make needed changes
Most organizations find themselves either in competitive battles or with mandates to reduce costs and increase productivity. Those mild mannered, “Steady Eddie,” timid leaders of the past need to step-up and become BOLD.
Zenger Folkman discovered that bold leaders exist in every company and every culture, but some cultures generate more bold leaders than others. Interestingly, there is a higher percentage of females that are bold leaders than males.
ZF has found that the most effective bold leaders combine their bold approach with other skills such as good judgement and relationship building. Alternatively, leaders who are bold with poor judgement possess a very dangerous combination.
View the webinar now to learn more about this vital topic. Kevin Wilde joins Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman as a guest presenter. Kevin is the VP of Organization Effectiveness & Chief Learning Officer at General Mills, an Award-Winning Development Leader, and Columnist for Talent Management Magazine.
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