Why Does Leadership Matter?

 

For family companies facing a generational transition, leadership takes on crucial importance because the transition coincides with a cultural break (a once-in-30-years leadership change). That’s where the true meaning of leadership comes into play: an attitude grounded in a set of personal qualities, whose focus is on the emotional side of company management.

The success of a company, whether small or large, depends on leadership.

Specifically, for family companies transitioning from one generation to the next, leadership is crucial because the transition coincides with a cultural break (a once-in-30-years leadership change). That’s where the true meaning of leadership comes into play: an attitude grounded in a set of personal qualities, whose focus is on the emotional side of company management. 
 
 
How ?
  • By instilling core values
  • By serving as arbitrator and judge
  • By creating an ethically sound environment
  • By building the self-confidence of selected colleagues, in order to manage change and risks
  • By sharing your energy and enthusiasm
  • By defining the destination
  • By articulating management around a vision that inspires employees to achieve top performance
  • Above all, leadership is a skill, and you become skilled by exercising it!

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