I believe too many leaders today have an ineffective or outdated strategy for dealing with people and change. They keep running east, looking for the sunset they will never find, and they keep running until they run everyone off or they simply have no one left to influence.
If we want to lead and influence the next generation, we must communicate the vision in a more creative and compelling way. Let’s connect the dots for everyone: Our customers, employees, management and teammates, regardless of their background or social status.
Leadership vision transcends organizational size. It’s tempting to say, “It is easy for that organization to lead the industry because it has a bigger staff and budget than I have.” That excuse doesn’t reflect leadership vision. Besides, smaller organizations often have an advantage in implementing creative ideas. They can make quicker decisions absent massive corporate structural layers and their intimate work setting is also more conducive to sparking the staffs’ creative juices.
Don’t get discouraged because you can’t follow the lead of other organizations. Why try to become something or someone you aren’t? You should strive to develop into the unique creative and visionary leader you are no matter what size of an organization you lead.
You may think, “Yeah Billy, I’m just starting out on my leadership journey. I have a passion for leadership and I know I have what it takes to get there but I’m on the very bottom of the leadership chain.” Hang with me here because you may hit your target sooner than you think. Despite your current position you can easily break out of the pack.
I’ll tell you more in my next post. Meanwhile, I’ll watch for your comments.
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