Business transformation – it all starts with you

Posted by Jane Fraser

Transformation is defined as: “a marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better”.

The global business environment is changing constantly. In the last two decades alone the world has changed beyond recognition with global upheavals economically, politically, socially and demographically. In order to move beyond survival and thrive in this continuously disruptive environment, organisations need to continually transform – while at the same time maintaining operational excellence.

To successfully lead a transformation, leaders must undergo their own personal transformation. In short, leaders will need to reconsider what they think, feel, do and say. Sounds simple but Hay Group research of over 60 years into the leadership styles of local and global leaders, shows that despite the rate of change in the business environment, leaders have done little to change the way they lead. In addition, our research shows that almost 50 per cen ...

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