Leadership development based on five values

Leadership development based on five values

07 December 2020
Veerle Seymus
Veerle Seymus
  • Values are what leaders of organizations stand for. Values determine how one behaves. Leaders should be clear about the behavior that is expected and the behavior that is not tolerated.

    Ambits' leaders have identified five values in common that we live by.

  • Ambits 5 values still
  • Self-awareness

  • Self-awareness is about learning to better understand why you feel what you feel and why you behave in a certain way. Self-awareness is an essential first step toward maximizing management skills as it improves our judgement and helps us identify opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

  • Ambits self awareness value still

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • not or inadequately trained in this role


    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
  • are struggling


    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more


    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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