Evaluate leadership candidates contextual intelligence or CQ. Can they see the big picture? Can they connect the dots? Can they think systemically? CQ is a critical component of leadership given the complexity of management today. Without it, you have trouble prioritizing and thinking about what your team should be working on, not just what it could be working on.
High-performance leadership teams spend nearly 20% more time than low-performing teams defining strategy, 12% more time aligning the organization around that strategy, and 14% more time checking progress against strategic goals by reviewing key metrics and shifting resources accordingly. How does your organization compare? -Source: Nathan Wiita
In order to keep an organization moving in the desired direction, leaders at all levels must understand which mindsets and behaviors will take the organization there and then take care to model them so that employees know how to act in the new context.
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