Will your leaders cope in these testing times?

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Many businesses are feeling concerned about the implications of the USA presidential race with Donald Trump’s triumph and the weeks and months ahead will be turbulent for many different reasons. There is no doubt that this significant moment in US history will be challenging and testing for your Senior Team – do they have the traits required to lead teams through uncertain and turbulent times?

Thomas can help you reveal whether your leaders of today have the capability to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

As leaders, we still have to operate, grow and get the best out of our people so that we can continue to thrive; but how do we do that? How do we continue to get high levels of performance and engagement when people are in fear of potential job losses, less disposable income and higher costs?  How do we continue to inspire and motivate our teams, colleagues and peers in the turbulent environment that we are now living in? 

Thomas can help you to remove the uncertainty.

In times of uncertainty great companies realise that effective leadership is required at every level of management. Business challenges remain the same and the key success differentiator is your staff. Their ability to respond to changing conditions and their engagement with your business; the desire to deliver outstanding performance and the self-awareness to realise that some behaviours need to be modified and others accentuated to deliver success are all critical identifiers of high potential future leaders within your business. 

On Wednesday 9th November, when the winner of the presidential race was revealed, one of our clients, a global manufacturing business, took the decision to roll out a significant staff development programme with us stating:

In the current climate, we need to ensure that our staff are encouraged, and more importantly enabled to deliver outstanding performance.

Thomas has the tools

Employees aren’t expecting a crystal ball, but they will want a show of strong leadership to feel secure throughout the months ahead. Identifying, developing and leveraging the potential high-fliers already in your business is going to become crucial as the war on talent intensifies.  Whilst new market conditions now start to emerge, you need to ensure that you identify the employees who are able to take responsibility for their teams, departments and divisions and help them fulfil their potential; and in so doing, help you deliver long-term sustainable success to your business.

Thomas has recently launched the High Potential Trait Indicator [HPTI] to enable companies to accurately measure and determine high potential.  Developed by the world renowned Organisational & Applied Psychologist, Management Expert, author and educator Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology at University College London, it takes just ten minutes to identify a person’s attitude towards six traits: conscientiousness, adjustment, curiosity, risk approach, ambiguity acceptance and competitiveness.  The assessment generates a report that identifies the optimal levels of certain behaviours for effective leadership, how the person measures against these and how they can develop these skills to reach their full potential.

To successfully manage change and uncertainty, what businesses should now be focused upon is how to develop their people, identify leadership and support and engage employees to be part of the solution in what could be a turbulent time. Thomas has an incredible bank of tools to support you. 

In conjunction with the High Potential Trait Indicator, we have launched our new emotional intelligence development report to also make sure your managers have the self-awareness to understand themselves as well as equip them to become better leaders. The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) was developed, and is continually updated, by K. V. Petrides, PhD at his London Psychometric Laboratory, currently based at UCL.  It is one of the world's best-researched and most widely applied psychometric instruments.  For more information about the scientific pedigree of the TEIQue, go to www.psychometriclab.com.

How can we help you?

To find out more about how Thomas can help your business please call us on 01628 475 366 or use the LiveChat function to chat to our Client Services team. Click here to request a free HPTI assessment, a free TEIQue development report or to book in a free consultation.