In today’s turbulent economic market, even the strongest and most powerful corporate icons are challenged to find ways to improve their efficiencies. As they require more work from fewer numbers of people, their top priority is to have effective leaders and motivators who can propel their group to greatness. Unfortunately, many young managers and leaders have never seen a tight economy, or at a minimum, have only a faint memory of what it can be like. It’s during these times that leadership skills are put to the test because employee motivation becomes more difficult as the resources for motivating are pulled at the same time.
Whether the economy gets better or not is out of your control. But YOU getting better—that’s entirely in your control, and it’s non-negotiable.
As a leader, YOU set the standards. And, those standards had better be high and focused on the right things.
Organizations thrive because the leaders within those organizations thrive. After over 20 years of working with many of the top-performing financial institutions in the country to take them to a higher level, it is clear that quality of leadership is the key performance indicator—regardless of what the economy dishes up.
Here’s an action plan to put on the desk of every one of your leadership team members to raise the bar in 2011.