This video will assess the gaps and opportunities of what your people know well and what they don’t know, how much time it takes to learn, and how to encourage employees to learn a broader base of knowledge.
- It seems that leaders have a great deal of…knowledge about the products they create,…the companies they acquire and the profits that result.…Deeply dialed into every minutia of the company's products,…but not much at all about their people.…We call these knowledge gaps.…In my research I'd ask leaders two questions:…One: What keeps you up at night?…They all inevitably would say something like,…I don't know where the next big idea is,…and two: Can you tell me about your people?…Most of the leaders I interviewed would…completely fumble on this question.…
Essentially, what I was trying to assess is,…who are the risk-takers in your organization…and how do these people spend time in and out of the office?…Once the organization starts to put people first,…not products, then we can learn more about the full…breadth of the talents of our people.…In doing so, first we need to take a step backwards…and evaluate who is in our workforce.…In other words, we need to assess our employees' behaviors,…expectations, and of course their risk-taking tolerances.…
Once you as a leader have figured out how and when to take risks, you can then build a culture that not only focuses on producing great work, but also on creating and executing a steady flow of ideas to improve every aspect of the organization. Watch this course to enhance the relevance and marketability of your business and your career.
- What is risk?
- What role does risk play in leadership?
- Assessing your risk-taking style
- Understanding your organization's risk tolerance
- Defining risk-takers
- Cultivating smart risk-taking behavior
- Modeling risk-taking leadership