Becoming an Extreme Global Leader is more than just a title or buzzword – it is hard work. It requires unprecedented levels of innovation and a commitment to the organization and its constituents across the globe, as well as the ability to continually inspire and motivate others to succeed. One key way to achieve ongoing innovation and global results is through the creation of an execution culture.
Every leader has an opportunity to accelerate progress in their global organization through the deployment of Rapid Result Initiatives (RRI’s), which can be used to:
- Increase current performance
- Strengthen collaboration
- Facilitate innovation
- Demonstrate success in the process of executing a winning game-plan
RRI’s are small, high leverage wins that build the capacity for large-scale change, as well as momentum toward the game-changing future. Extreme Global Leaders understand they must calculate their steps and fully understand what they have and how to use it most effectively to continually move forward. Radical innovators tend to view their organizations as portfolios of RRI’s leading to The Big Game. Sun Tzu, a great Chinese military general, was very insightful when he once said, “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – how accurate that statement is.
It is the role of the Extreme Global Leader to provide a structure that enables the creation of a culture of execution that drives unity of purpose, alignment of commitments, coordinated action, and the ability for the global team to lead creatively in their problem-solving methodologies. Having a clear purpose for breakthrough performance enables the team to produce results that not only represent a global win, but that are critical to the journey toward the collective and interpersonal game-changing future. The Extreme Global Leader leverages opportunities to create Rapid Result Initiatives in which culturally disparate team members can successfully step outside their familiar frameworks to create a culture of execution. In doing so, global team members gain the freedom to think in new ways and forge a new culture based on common goals and values. As they begin to understand success as a global unit, they start to believe and see the game-changing future as entirely possible – they are suddenly vested in winning the Big Game.
How game-changing futures come to be, and the challenges the leaders of these innovations face, create valuable lessons for the Extreme Global Leader willing to listen and learn. If astute, you will continually re-think what is possible in an ever-changing global environment. In so doing, the capability to deliver powerful, execution-driven global teams will emerge. Teams globally aligned around the accomplishment of unified impossible futures, as well as achieving specific breakthrough business results through RRI’s, are teams destined for unimaginable global success. After all, Extreme Global Leaders develop in the process of creating Extreme Global Results!
You can contact me at Sheri.Mackey@LuminosityGlobal.com or by visiting our website at www.LuminosityGlobal.com. Check back next Thursday for the next installation of Leadership Across Boundaries & Borders.