Leaders often find success and minimize mistakes that maximize opportunity when they create game plans that involve others:
- People are at the heart of leadership: Often a manager’s focus is only on processes, procedures, reports, and data; leadership sometimes forgets that without engaged employees there is no organization and without people there is no leadership.
- Focusing collectively on tasks and effort: The development of clear goals and objectives is a constant challenge. Every individual in the organization has to be on board. With everyone on board, consistency and purpose happen with better results.
- Engage everyone in the organization: Great ideas and solutions come from the very people doing the job each and every day. Asking for ideas and solutions is a great strategy for the entire team. The experts always are the ones doing the job.
- Welcome creativity from every corner: This strategy makes great sense. Listening to the good, the bad and the promising makes process improvement a lot simpler. Welcome an open door policy and all the commentary that comes with it day-to-day.
If an organization is unsuccessful, it is because it does none of these above points with timely consistency.
Focus, commitment, and engagement are the three variable of success using the Carnegie Principles.
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