Leadership is the process by which an executive may direct, guide and influence the behavior and work effort of their staff to accomplish a series of specific goals in a given situation. Leadership is also defined as the capacity to influence a group towards the realization of a goal. This means that, leaders are required to develop the ability to present future visions and motivate the staff to intrinsically embrace the strategic plan.
Authentic leadership implements the firm’s strategic objectives and inspires a vibrant culture among the employees. Authentic leaders are self-aware and possess a high degree of emotional intelligence that enables them to interact empathetically and reasonably with their employees. Authentic leaders build trust with employees by communicating openly and behaving in a fashion that is consistent with the firm’s strategic values.
Leadership is an extension of strategy as the leadership role must embrace and embody the elements of Strategy. The leadership style that effectively directs a construction crew's activity is different from the leadership style to inspire a group of software designers. It is also best for the Leader’s personality to align with the leadership style best suited to address the strategic plan. It is common for a management team to form based on the different skills and leadership styles required to achieve the plan.
When employees are heard and appreciated by their leaders, they are more likely to engage openly, interact honestly, and take ownership in accomplishing the vision. This is evidence of authentic leadership and will likely lead to sustainable comradeship built on mutual trust and respect. The following list briefly encapsulates the essential elements of leadership:
• A leader inspires the staff to believe the firm’s vision
• A leader listens to the staff and develops trust among the staff
• A leader informs the staff about the firm’s objectives
• A leader encourages staff to accomplish the objective
• A leader teaches the staff how to perform all functions
• A leader orchestrates the activities of the staff
• A leader measures the firm’s output and adjusts behavior when required
• A leader makes data-driven decisions to adapt to market dynamics
• A leader perpetuates culture by embracing and exhibiting the firm’s values
Dr. Schell and the MBS Financial Services team helps firms implement an authentic leadership style.
MBS Financial Services supports the following areas:
Growth Strategy – We can help you plan and execute a growth strategy.
Hedging & Pipeline Risk Management - Dr. Schell can help explain how hedging functions, the benefits of hedging, and the risks associated with the activity. See blog posts.
Technology must align with a firm's strategic objective. Every mortgage lender's technology infrastructure significantly impacts its customer experience and employee workflow. MBS will help select, configure and deploy the best technology solution.
Executive Development - Leadership is a learned skill. Dr. Schell can teach you to be an amazing leader, an effective manager, and an inspiring coach that can foster a vibrant culture.
Accounting Services – Dr. Schell, CPA, leads the accounting services team to become your outsourced accounting department. This alternative makes more and more sense for companies wishing to focus on their core business and also want trustworthy accounting and financial reporting support.
About Dr. Schell:
Dr. Andy Schell, DBA (Ph.D.), MSML, MBA, CPA/CFF, CMB
Dr. Schell is CEO, Managing Partner, and Co-Founder of Mortgage Banking Solutions and the Founder of MBS Financial Services ("MBS"), based in Austin, Texas. Dr. Schell is known for his ability to turn "vision into reality" and "chaos into order" as he finds creative solutions to the challenges his clients face addressing Revenue Stability, Technology Enhancement, Financial Management, and Workflow Efficiency.
He has 4 decades of experience as a strategist where he has directed the activity of both small and large groups of employees including mortgage lending activity at Bank of America. His leadership knowledge extends from his hands-on experience and his professional designations as a CPA and a CMB, and from his doctoral examination of employee dynamics given leader stimulus and strategic communication.
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