What comes to mind when you consider the brands above?
In the 2018 LCP Global Leadership Survey, we asked 134 Board Chairs, CEOs, executives and senior leaders to respond to a short survey exploring their thoughts on this topic.
Apart from my own leadership experiences in seeing the importance of this relationship over the last 25 years, I have extensively researched this topic since 2010 and still find it incredible that many either cannot see the link between leadership character and performance, or they don’t want to see the link. There is often an interesting psychology behind this, hidden by the economic justification for expediency in delivering short-term results without regard for the damage this can do to the credibility and performance of a brand over time.
For now, I merely want to highlight some of the preliminary insights from our analysis. From the eighty respondents, 95 percent agreed that there is a link between the integrity of the leadership team and the success of the business. 5 percent disagreed.
We next asked them how they would describe this link?
The three most dominant themes describing this link were:
Building resilient character is an indispensable quality for any business, and without it, many corporate collapses and leadership failures can reveal that the results can be catastrophic.
Here at LCP Global we are passionate about putting character high on the agenda for businesses that want to achieve great results without having to compromise their integrity. Building Resilient Character is one of the 5 Leadership Anchors™ LCP introduces as part of a systematic and strategic approach to increasing leadership capacity.
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