Never have truer words been said. In high performance and demanding environment, you better be in control. Here are some compass points to live by.
- Control your destiny or someone else will
- Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it was
- Be candid with everyone
- Don’t manage, lead
- Change before you must
- If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete
Honing your management style, at all levels, serve’s everyone’s best interests and fosters positive perceptions among your staff. Here are some key points to remember; Always give credit where it’s due. It’s best to have an open-door policy. Appreciate face value – it is what it is. And be firm but fair.
Now ask yourself” What kind of boss am I?” Be honest and look for those nuggets of discord that’ll determine your next step. Remember, when you are frustrated and wound tight, your staff will notice. Creating a personal action plan lets you shoot high and know when you are making progress to being” the right kind of boss”. One that values your staff as an asset, justifying that attitude is everything and you know your people and their needs.
All businesses strive to reach greatness by building a culture of self-disciplined people, who engage in disciplined thought and who take disciplined action. The key to building a great business is finding those self-disciplined people. Let’s take a closer look at the attributes they possess.
They have a habit of self-discipline (the discipline comes primarily from within and it is ”grooved”). They typically finish things they start. They can face and dealing with brutal facts, even about themselves. They are willing to adhere to the organization’s systems for getting work done. They have a passion for doing certain types of work or advancing certain purposes. They possess unique skill sets.
So, a culture of discipline with all the right people on the bus in the right seats has tremendous transformational power. It can take the business from good to great.
Can we achieve it? I believe we can. How? By discipline!
In today’s business environment, companies find themselves constantly bombarded with challenges. Leaders must make decisions daily that impact the very existence of their organization. What do you do when things do not work out? The most common human trait at this juncture is to react: fix it. The better approach is to arrive at a solution. Try to follow these steps;
- Go back to your strategy
- Know your limitations
- Focus on the solution
- Measure and validate
While no one likes to plan for the negative, we need to be honest with ourselves that bad things do and will happen. The successful organization will be one that understands this and develops a philosophy of action rather than reaction.