What Leadership Behaviors Do We Need Most for the Future?

In the McKinsey Report, Women Matter 2, there were nine key leadership behaviors identified that improve organizational performance. Of these behaviors, four were seen as most effective in addressing the global challenges of the future and yet, not sufficiently prevalent in corporations. Of the four most critical behaviors, three are more often demonstrated by women and one is considered gender neutral, demonstrated equally by men and women. Of the full group of nine key leadership behaviors, five are applied more or slightly more by women, two are used equally by men and women, and there are two behaviors that men apply more than women.

While the focus of McKinsey’s Women Matter series of reports is on increasing gender diversity in the corporate setting, we can use this information to focus on the behaviors most useful to increasing organizational effectiveness and how they can be applied in organizational settings of any type or size. We can also look at how we can build our own skill in demonstrating the key leadership behaviors that improve organizational performance, focusing particularly on those behaviors women tend to use more frequently than men. In this way, rather than addressing weaknesses, we can build on our strengths, a much more rewarding way of growing and developing.

Join us on July 29 to discuss the most crucial leadership behaviors and exploring how we can leverage them for creating success and adding value to the organizations we are engaged with in our lives, regardless of the size or setting. Please register online and encourage others who would enjoy the discussion to attend as well. All are welcome.

Please note: This is a “brown bag” event and it is recommended that participants bring their lunch to eat during the roundtable. We’ll also have beverages and popcorn or other snacks to share.

About the Roundtable: The Women’s Leadership Roundtable is a facilitated open forum for women, as leaders of themselves and others, to discuss relevant issues, build community and network, collaborate with, learn from, and support one another. It provides an opportunity for women to be heard, share their experiences, engage in thought-provoking discussion, and to generate ideas and growth together. The roundtable is an ongoing event, open to the public, held on the last Friday of every other month from January through September in a Denver area location. You are encouraged to attend as frequently as possible and bring your ideas, issues, and interests to the discussion. There is a $10 charge for the roundtable, paid in advance when registering online, and a $12 charge when paid at the door. For additional information, contact Karen McGee at 303-503-9681.



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