Transformation Leadership

Transformation Leadership

Insights | 27 June 2018

My role provides me with the opportunity to brief at numerous conferences around Australia and a question I pose to the audience from time to time is, “Can you remember your favourite school teacher?” The answer is always a resounding ‘yes’, each and every person in the room can remember their favourite teacher. Why?

Why did this individual have such an influence?

How were they able to be so memorable and play such an extraordinary leadership role?

I have tried to encapsulate why I believe these people were so unique:

  • They challenged people to reach their potential;
  • They were consistent and dependable;
  • They were great communicators who simplified messages and were always open to new ideas and opinions;
  • They were adaptable and changed based on the mood of people and the situations that confronted them every day;
  • Finally, they left their ego at the door and they allowed people to flourish.

Transformation leadership requires the same qualities. The team need to feel inspired to change for a transformation to be successful.

When I think of my favourite teacher, I have such fond memories and can only aspire to have that sort of impact on the people I am privileged to lead. Leadership remains a combination of contradictions that add up to a lot of surprising outcomes. Imagine those great skills for transformation leaders.

If your business needs support executing your business transformation, contact myself or PM-Partners today on 1300 70 13 14.

About The Author

Ken Sheargold, Chief Executive Officer at PM-Partners group

Ken joined PM-Partners as a Transformation Consultant in February 2016 and took on the role of CEO on May 8th 2017. Ken is responsible for delivering major transformational change where there is complexity, risk, many inter-dependencies and conflicting priorities.

Prior to joining PM-Partners group he held a number of executive appointments in the NSW Government and Telstra Corporation.

His most recent appointment in government was the Executive Director, Premiers Implementation Unit directly responsible for supporting the Premier in the delivery of his key priorities across NSW. Prior to working in the Department of Premier and Cabinet he was the Executive Director of ServiceFirst, the shared services organisation responsible for the provision of shared services to the central agencies of government.

He was the Program Director and commercial lead for the outsourcing of ServiceFirst that successfully executed contracts with Unisys and Infosys in June 2015 with a total contract value of $235 million dollars.

Prior to joining the NSW Government, he held a number of senior appointments in Telstra Corporation. Those appointments included Executive Director Corporate Strategy and Customer Experience and Executive Director Service Advantage.

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