A quick observation: My best clients, the ones who get the most value from our work together, take the ideas we discuss and put them into practice instead of thinking about them or dwelling on why they can’t act. They are also already effective leaders with an ongoing desire to get better and stronger.
As you go forward this new year, put emphasis on the following:
- Your vision. Give your people the “why” behind what drives you and should drive your business. It can be a vision statement (like Apple) or a rallying cry (like FedEx.) Make work something more than the day-to-day operations.
- Your ability to articulate the vision. Posting a vision statement or values is okay, but the most effective leaders are continually communicating the vision and strategic theme over and over in different ways.
- Focus. Keep the organization focused on the few things that really drive value for customers. All else is added cost. Organizations have an amazing ability to add complexity, go off on tangents, and get caught-up in policy and procedure. Simplify and keep your organization sharply-focused.
Copyright 2019 Bob Legge
I am a trusted advisor on strategy implementation and executive effectiveness to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, nonprofits, education, and government. My work helps leaders drive strategy, lead successful change, develop high performance cultures, improve individual and organizational performance, and produce faster, sustainable growth and value.
If you want to seize new opportunities, dramatically improve your leadership effectiveness, and free-up more time for yourself and your family, give me a call.
My website is www.boblegge.com