Our sustainability consulting spends a considerable amount of time discussing business sustainability strategies. We dive into the concepts and the means to engage stakeholders in theses processes. While these are key fundamentals to success, most often the ultimate driving force in businesses is strong leadership. This begins and ends with the executive sitting at the end of the table. So we ask: Who is this person?
“Great Global Leaders are rare, as fewer than one in five senior leaders in the organizations surveyed qualify as Great Global Leaders. Without an adequate pipeline of effective global leaders, most organizations will struggle to be successful—and many will ultimately fail.”
This quote was taken from the lead-in to a recent CEB report, Strengthening the Global Leadership Pipeline. Exploring the qualities of great leadership, the research defines a need for reform in traditional business leadership pipelines.
“Understandably, organizations are rethinking, retooling, and (in some cases) reinventing their leadership development programs to create more and better leaders…The best companies find and build Great Global Leaders by striking a balance between these two extremes—identifying, improving, and building leaders’ important core skills and capabilities while also enabling them to be more effective in complex global environments.”
Amongst the great insight contained with this post, our sustainability consulting fins one particular fact extremely interesting. The survey reveals that global leader work with 160 percent more stakeholders than their peers. From our perspective, this ties directly into the foundation of business sustainability success.
In seeking to define required competencies of your own sustainability officers, our sustainability consulting leverages the business sustainability success stories and available research that are redefining traditional business strategies. Aligning business purpose with sustainability leadership across all areas of their organization, your company can set itself up for long-term sustainability. We invite you to visit with us at Taiga Company to explore these concepts further.