A sure-fire way to develop leadership capability in organisations is through a leadership model, a leader development model, an employee engagement model and a leadership development model.
I have distilled these four tools into a single model called Leadership Results (LR).
You may remember Steve Jobs' presentation at the launch of the iPhone at Macworld in the Moscone Center in San Francisco on 9 January 2007. Early in the presentation he said, ‘Today we're introducing three revolutionary products. The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough internet communications device.' Then, while showing the same image revolving on the screen, he said, ‘An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator.' And he repeated it and concluded with: ‘This is one device. And we are calling it iPhone!'1
The iPhone changed the way smartphones looked and worked forever! It also created a different — more efficient and faster — way to connect. Jobs used the principle of parsimony, which I explain in the previous chapter.
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What if your organisation could build real leadership capacity by developing individual leaders, boosting employee engagement and building collective leadership across the organisation at the same time?
Like the iPhone, Leadership Results has an integration of functions. LR is a pre-eminent research-based ...