What is Organisational Leadership?

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Education & Career Trends: February 23
Curated by the Knowledge Team of ICS Career GPS

Organisational leadership demands a strong leader, as it involves overseeing an entire company or a significant department within a company.

  • Excerpts are taken from an article published on forbes.com.

Organisational leadership is a management approach through which leaders motivate teams to meet their organisation’s mission or strategic goals. Organisational leaders promote cooperation and teamwork by utilising a team’s strengths to accomplish tasks.

What Is Organisational Leadership?

Organisational leadership is a management style involving setting strategic goals for an organisation and motivating team members to achieve them. This management style focuses on inputs and outputs, an organisation’s structure and task delegation to accomplish goals.

Organisational leadership demands a strong leader, as it involves overseeing an entire company or a significant department within a company. This overarching management style focuses on end goals for a company’s success. Strategy sessions must begin with the end in mind.

Organisational leadership is people-focused. Leaders must understand and utilise team members’ individual skill sets. These professionals must be decisive to solve problems under pressure. They should also be able to communicate well, maintain a high level of business understanding and foster functional and healthy team qualities.

Organisational Leadership Careers

Below we explore careers in organisational leadership. 

1. Chief Executive
  • Chief executives are companies’ highest-level leaders.
  • These professionals focus on big-picture visions and goals, create long-term plans and provide direction to achieve these goals.
  • They often report company performance to a board of directors.
2. General or Operations Manager
  • General and operations managers work for businesses and nonprofit organisations.
  • Duties vary based on the organisation but may include overseeing day-to-day operations, creating company policies, managing employees and securing and allocating resources.
3. Human Resources Manager
  • Human resources managers are top executives in HR departments.
  • They manage organisational procedures like hiring and firing, compliance, creating policies and rules, setting compensation and benefits and resolving interpersonal workplace disputes.
4. Project Manager
  • Project managers oversee projects in fields like construction, healthcare, business and the nonprofit sector.
  • Throughout each project’s life cycle, these managers handle budgeting, staffing, scheduling and all issues and concerns that arise.

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