Little is Big

November 29, 2011

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves”.

Dale Carnegie

Every leader needs a follower. The follower, by definition, needs to be organized, led, and managed; and the leader needs to inspire, understand, appreciate and continually develop those critical integrated dynamics. In fact in the simplest of terms, doing all the little things well as Mr. Carnegie suggests, makes the follower that much stronger with the bigger endeavors.

There does need to be equalness between and among all individuals in the organization regardless of position. Everyone needs respect. It can lead to only good things. The astute willingness to contribute because of the complete absence of power and politics allow all types of change to help move the business forward.

Communication, behavior, responsibility, and trust are all great positive byproducts of this type of change process model and improvement. The fact that good leadership creates an open platform for accountability, allows an understanding and appreciation of the dynamics necessary to give everyone the opportunity to help and support the mission, values, and guiding principles.

It is indeed the little aspects of an organization that move the bigger things forward. Opportunities and problem solving allow involvement, collective support, and flexibility. Together they become the complete menu of organizational success as the year ends and a new one begins.

Leadership is about the little things making the big things better.

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