Assessing leaders for VUCA readiness
The dynamics of today’s business environment means that change is now the only constant, and leaders have to grapple with an increasingly fast paced world where Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) is the new norm. The organisations that are equipped to handle the ever increasing challenges of the VUCA environment are the ones that will thrive and succeed. a&dc firmly believes that its LIVED® model is ideally suited to identifying and developing leaders who can deliver tangible business results and shine in a VUCA world.
Our unique LIVED® leadership assessment process can be used to assess your current and future leaders thoroughly against the five dimensions of effective leadership, identified through our research: Learning, Intellect, Values, Emotions and Drive.
Learning fulfils a central role in the LIVED model as it has a critical impact on how effectively a leader is able to utilise their ability in each of the other four leadership dimensions – Intellect, Values, Emotions and Drive. However, leaders never operate in a vacuum and one of the things that determines how they need to act, is the culture of the organisation. Leaders need to be able to align their behaviour to the organisation’s culture and if the culture changes or the leader is new, then they need to adapt in order to ensure that alignment is maintained or achieved. The other major factor that impacts on how a leader needs to perform is the context. This refers to the circumstances facing that organisation, for example is it in growth, plateauing or in decline; is it facing strong market competition, or is it a clear market leader? There are many factors such as these that determine the challenges confronting the organisation and these make demands on how its leaders need to perform, hence their need to be able to learn and adapt. And probably the most significant influence on an organisation’s context are the challenges arising from the dynamics of the VUCA world.
Our standardised LIVED® Leadership Assessment process can be conducted at four levels, aligned with the Leadership Pipeline, enabling us to benchmark your leaders against others at that level. The process comprises three stages: a pre-assessment stage which includes scoping your requirements and the completion of some online psychometrics; the Assessment day which includes a ‘day in the life’ business simulation and a deep dive interview; followed by post- assessment 1-1 coaching feedback and a stakeholder review.
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