Vision . . . is Always a ‘Good Start’
“A leader has to bring a vision to an organization . . .” Agreed. But you also need the strategies to achieve the vision or your vision won’t happen and your staff will feel disengaged very quickly.
Keep Your People Focused and Involved
I’m fond of saying, “The difference between your people and your profit is their performance.” Management is often defined as, “Getting things done through other people”. Those ‘other people’ are your staff.
Communicate Your Expectations
If other people are to help you carry out your strategies, they must ‘buy in’ to your vision. They must also understand — and that’s your responsibility — what their roles require and how they support the achievement of the strategic vision you have created for your business.
Appreciate Your Employees
As the leader of your firm you want to recognize your staff as the essential asset they are. Also, make sure they know that the performance of the business reflects their collective performance. “All for one and one for all” is very true.
Brolick says it well . . . “A leader has to define reality and give hope”. Amen, Emil!