Leaders are people who achieve results. Leaders are those whose
attitudes and actions lead to positive results. Sending your staff
to leadership training may not deliver the goods you’re looking
for! It helps them build a foundation for achieving the objectives,
if they get to implement the knowledge. Some never do.
I’ve spent time with several organizations who send people to fancy
schools and programs. When I say fancy, I mean high end fancy, like
creepers on walls fancy. Does that mean it will make your team into
leaders. Maybe. No guarantees. Executive programs are designed to
make schools successful, not your company, or your staff.
Leaders and potential leaders need to be challenged to produce
results. They need goals or objectives to achieve. They need to
show their staff and team members they have what it takes. They
don’t have to actually do everything to achieve the results but
they need to put a plan into action and see it thorough to
Leaders produce results!! That’s it.
Business leadership is exactly the same. You need to set people up
to succeed. Developing a process where by team members can set
goals and objectives that meet the organizations overall strategic
plan. Potential leaders that were successful in one area are often
not successful in their new promotion. Well, they have not really
defined their own strategy for execution of corporate and their own
goals. Until they do they will flop around like a fish out of water.
So what do you do?
Leadership teams need to analyze their past performance and learn
from their results.
Develop a positive attitude to their success
Figure out what areas they will need to be most effective
Then plan their actions for the year for each area
Develop a plan to implement each item in the most efficient manner
– select the top 10 only.
Work the plan
Enjoy the success
Those that make it work are the leaders to be respected.
By John Benson