In order to be successful you must have a plan. Many CEOs have a plan but it is only in their mind. They have not committed it to paper or shared it with the rest of the staff. If you don’t share it with your staff how do you expect the staff to help you achieve the goals you have set for the organization? For the past decade, I have been helping clients of Lighthouse Consulting to make strategic decisions, document them, share with the staff and get buy-in from the staff.
One of the key mistakes many leaders make is not sharing there vision with the staff. The problem arises because the leader is concerned that if he or she states the overall goals, and they are not met, it will not only affect the staff but their image of management. Many years ago I created a success dashboard as seen here. It is important to discuss and agree on the factors stated there. Core Values lead to Core Purpose and a clear understanding of your Core Purpose can drive your organization to excellence.
Ultimately, you’re not a leader if no one is following. Exceptional leadership requires a climate of trust where people give you their wholehearted commitment. In order to do this they must understand and trust the plan.
Great leaders are defined by a clear sense of purpose and they rally others around to promote that purpose. Vision involves having a clear picture of a meaningful future that you are committed to and passionate about creating. Once a Vision is created, then a plan must be made in order to reach the goals. Ultimately, leadership is about taking people somewhere and accomplishing something.
Most great leaders will tell you they did not do it alone. Rather, it took their staff, consultants, training and a clear plan. Lighthouse Consulting has been helping its client base to make strategic decisions and implement effective operations plans since 2003. If you want assistance creating your success dashboard contact us today.