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Integrated Leadership

Build personal and organizational leadership capability, reduce failure, and harness influence to thrive in today’s VUCA world.

  • Leaders are failing at alarming rates.
  • This failure is caused by:
    • Poor decision making.
    • Inability to develop followers.
    • Inadequate responsiveness impeding ability to adapt.
  • Such high failure rates threaten leaders’ survival and organizational success.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • In today’s VUCA environment leaders are failing, negatively impacting leader success and organizational survival. For leaders to effectively lead today, the leadership paradigm needs to shift.
  • Socialized through education and experience, leaders feel that they must make all decisions, quickly, as they are the leader. However, today it is impossible for leaders to know everything. For leaders to be effective, they must avoid speeding through the deliberation phase by pausing, planning, and continually learning.
  • The complexity of the current operating environment means that the designated leader is not actually the most appropriate leader in every situation. Leaders must learn how to create space for others to step forward and take on the role of leader.

Impact and Result

  • It’s clear that a new approach to leadership is required.
  • Leaders must focus on preparing themselves to lead and creating space for others to lead.
  • McLean & Company’s integrated leadership paradigm will set leaders up for success with five elements: (1) be planful; (2) learn to learn; (3) distribute leadership; (4) activate networks; and (5) incorporate influence.

Integrated Leadership

1. Adopt McLean & Company’s integrated leadership paradigm to better lead in today’s VUCA environment.

Understand the five key elements to adopting an integrated approach to leadership.

Workshop: Integrated Leadership

Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Adopt McLean & Company’s Integrated Leadership Paradigm

The Purpose

Discuss the challenges of leadership in today’s environment, review common obstacles, and discuss how to adopt five key elements to lead effectively.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Lead effectively in a VUCA world.
  • Prepare to lead by overcoming our inherent bias to action, pausing, planning, and continually learning.
  • Create space for others to lead by distributing leadership opportunities and activating networks.




Review five elements of integrated leadership.

  • Understand how to apply an integrated approach to leadership in the organization.

About McLean & Company

McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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  • Call #1 - Schedule a call with an analyst to discuss the challenges facing leadership today, identify key stumbling blocks, and learn the five key elements of integrated leadership.


  • Marc H. Anderson, Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, University of Washington
  • John Antonakis, Professor, Universite de Lausanne
  • Scott DeRue, Dean at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • Pam Fogarty, Practice Lead, Learning and Change, NB Power
  • Carmen Jacobsen, Organizational Development Manager, Livestock Improvement Corporation
  • Jerry M. Kaminski, Manager – Instructional Design, Consumers Energy
  • Ana Pinzon, Senior Human Resources Specialist – Associate Development, Robert Bosch LLC – Bosch North America
  • Kavita Phadke, HR Manager – Associate Development, Robert Bosch LLC – Bosch North America
  • Scott Rutherford, Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, Manpower Group
  • Rodney Williams, Director of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Wayne County Airport Authority