What is Organizational Leadership and Why is it Important?

Organizational leadership is a trendy topic these days as businesses strive to make their workplaces friendlier. This not only increases productivity but also helps people maintain a good work-life balance. As we progress, we have abandoned the previous methods that organizations used to operate on, which were quite formal, and have instead transitioned into a friendlier atmosphere by valuing employees.

The Value of Organizational Leadership

Organizational leadership is a management style that enables leaders to create achievable goals for team members. The team members work together to attain these objectives. Organizational leadership is a skill set that includes managing employees, increasing productivity, ensuring timely deliveries, and helping the organization flourish.

That is not the same as simply being a leader. An organizational leader must fulfill the duty of managing an entire unit and ensure that each task is carried out with excellence. Unlike the broader definition of leadership, which merely requires interpersonal skills useful for coordinating teams.

Simply put, an organizational leader sets the goals and provides a route for employees to follow in order to assist and accomplish them. Every team member has a specific task, and they all work together to achieve a common objective and complete the mission effectively.

Organizational leaders have the following characteristics:

  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Transparent communication
  • Excellent listening
  • Goal orientated
  • Providing a secure working environment for workers
  • Creative thinkers

A Model of a Successful Organizational Leader

There are very few individuals who successfully carry out this function and bring success to their company. Jonathan H. Westover is a managing partner and experienced in organizational leadership, people management while also doing organizational development consultancy.

During the past two decades, Jonathan has been a successful organizational leader, guiding various businesses all around the world. His skill set has enabled organizations to define attainable goals and work together to achieve them through an executable strategy. He is the current producer and host of the Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, as well as the Managing Editor of Human Capital Leadership Magazine.

Jonathan previously worked as an external consultant for Targeted Learning and as an internal consultant in the Human Resource Development office at Brigham Young University, the corporate Organizational Development office at InterContinental Hotels, and the corporate Organizational Development office at LG Electronics in Gumi, South Korea.

Jonathan worked tirelessly to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology: Research and Analysis (with minors in management and Korean) from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. Apart from that, he graduated from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Public Administration (emphases in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management).

Both of these degrees together gave him the experience to study things at a professional level and execute them in organizations internationally. Today, he is one of the most well-known organizational leaders, and has also published multiple books on the subject, making him the best-selling author on Amazon.

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