In the agile world, leadership no longer means imposing targets, but providing orientation - and giving the team as much room for self-organisation as possible. This does not necessarily mean that established leadership instruments become superfluous, but managers must apply them in a modified way and develop a new convincing approach to leadership embracing agility.
The conforming strategy, which includes mastering important usable daily leadership rules and management techniques, is a competitive advantage which ensures the right decisions and rapid strategy implementation. In addition, leadership behavior determines corporate culture from the top to the most minor ramifications at the base. Successful leadership means making the company successful or additionally so. In practice this requirement mostly reveals concrete qualification needs.
Not every executive is a dauntless decision maker, nor is every project manager a good conflict solver or every special expert a skilled communicator. In addition some studied leadership, communication or management techniques are no longer effective in many situations because prevailing economic, organizational or cultural circumstances have changed.
Successful companies therefore rely on systematic personnel development, which is customized to their own strategic and cultural needs.
What counts for regular operations gains decisive significance in special situations. Special situations demand targeted actions. Successful, effective management therefore requires proportionate tools: Effective management techniques and the ability to rapidly make the right decisions and vigorously implement them.
Interim Managers are employed now and again during crisis management or strategic feats. Although often reasonable in the short-term, this is no long-term solution. In addition not every executive can be exchanged. For corporate success it is of existential importance that particularly the inherent management team also participates. The will to lead and act, which is established and executed at the company, is the top target for successful personnel development.