Globalization and information technology determine the new competitive environment in which businesses operate. Today, they face a growing complexity in all areas at once to be undertaken, and even anticipate, constant change. Graphically, we sailed on whitewater rivers. Effective leadership brings order and coherence to this complex: set goals and steps to achieve them, finds and allocates resources to accomplish them and ensures the implementation of the plan by monitoring and resolving problems. But to accept, anticipate or make changes to the skills needed to perform the above functions, own-executive directors should be added today the manager-leader. In short, leadership brings to the address the added value needed for success.
Leading an organization begins the task of developing a vision for the future. It is not a statement of desires or ideals, but it means instilling a purpose, creating projections and long-term strategies accurately, considering “where we want to.” “Inventing the future is not the best way to predict it?. But the vision must be shared. A leader speaks and listens to his colleagues, consider their contributions, they will be empowered to make decisions, and fosters team spirit and sharing of information, knowledge, points of view. His goal: that all understand and share the approach pursued and are committed to their achievement. Leadership is also to facilitate and support the development of employees, know them well and promote its values, encouraging them to innovate and learn.
The supervisor is no longer leader to be a trainer and consultant. The results are the fruit of common goals, motivation and encouragement, confidence and a systematic process of continuous improvement. Effective leadership and leadership get that team members give their best for themselves, applying the limit, are satisfied with what they’re doing (do things because they want them). Satisfaction and performance is inseparably together. Under these conditions people feel responsible, committed, are enthusiastic about the project, are continuously learning. In short, leadership and action are two forms of different and complementary. Both are necessary for success in a business environment increasingly complex and changing. And both axes should be developed by people who want to “govern” the organizations and participate in a decisive and active role in their future. T