While the characteristics of effective leadership may be different depending on the organization and the industry, some leadership performance factors are universal. Engaging and sustaining a workforce in today's complex and changing ecosystem calls for an understanding of what leaders need to be successful: developing a strong leadership pipeline and providing the right approach to talent development and promotion.
What does it take to be an effective leader?
Our research has found three key ways for leaders to have an impact in the changing world of work. The emphasis will shift depending on scope of role and organizational priorities, but all leaders can be measured by:
- Professional impact — focuses on expertise and execution
- People impact — focuses on interactions and communication
- Pioneering impact — focuses on developing a vision and driving the business
Based on the talent decisions leaders make — from defining role competencies to selecting talent, from measuring potential and performance to making promotion decisions and identifying succession candidates — Willis Towers Watson has a range of products and consulting tools to help align your critical talent decisions with your organization's business goals.
The Willis Towers Watson difference
We understand what's changing in the world of work, as well as how it influences the effectiveness of your leaders. Our experience, insights, advice, products and software combine to ensure your leaders can inspire and motivate your people to realize their professional ambitions while helping to drive your organization's business goals. Our offerings include:
- Leadership assessment
- Succession management
- Talent pipeline review
Consulting and advisory services
- Leadership strategy design
- Leadership team alignment
- Succession management process design
Development program design and delivery
- Competency Atlas® Suite
- Customized 360 assessments
- Change leadership training
- Manager Redefined Training
- Leadership Effectiveness Index
- Wave Leadership Impact and Risk Reports (for individuals and teams)
- Wave Leadership Impact 360 Report
Technology and software solutions
- Assessments that can be integrated with applicant tracking systems
- Online and mobile leader assessments
- WinningMinds.ai (a conversational AI tool to enhance productivity)
Let's take your organization's leadership performance to the next level.
Contact us to shape solutions for effective leadership.