Leadership is often the difference between success and failure.
The most productive leaders appreciate that their prime directive is to improve results, requiring that they nurture a team culture which challenges the status quo, and shares the commitment and accountability for embracing change.
Recognizing their responsibility to develop those they lead, and knowing from experience that the most beneficial learning is accomplished by doing, these leaders promote change initiatives as learning experiences that open opportunities.
They counsel that natural talents can only take a person so far, and encourage the expansion of knowledge and the strengthening of skills through these initiatives, clarifying that increasing knowledge requires study, while enhancing skills involves practice.
They carve out time for teams to hone skills like observation, experimentation and resolving differences while pursuing innovation and improvement, and sustaining focus on their company’s purpose and goals.
The results are: productive change that makes a difference for customers, teammates and the organization; team members who are more self-reliant and whose contributions are more visible; and, a culture that delivers results and values its people.
How engaged are you in “doing” with your team?
What improvement opportunities exist for you
and your team to pursue?