An element of business that is more important than ever, is the aspect of personal growth in leaders. The personality and behavior of a business reflects the personality and behavior of the top leader of a business, who may be he CEO, President, or owner.
When the top leader is involved in a good process of personal growth, and this then influences the personal growth of individuals throughout the business, then the business is able to move forward and not be complacent. It can be constantly improving.
When this is happening, the business can be differentiating itself from its competitors. Progressive personal growth, individuals reaching for their potential, is perhaps one of the most effective elements in a business.
Be on a pathway if improving each day. Sometimes ineffective leaders try to do to much. Many times doing less can be more effective. Determine what your weaknesses are, and find someone who has strengths that match up with those weaknesses, then have them be involved in some of what you do. Use that concept throughout your business. An essential ingredient in all of this is to have a positive attitude, deal with problems as challenges of opportunity for improvement, and being very persistent with a good level of tenacity.
Always be working to change and be involved in improving. Have focus on doing new things. Have a mentality of constantly moving forward. If you experience failure in something, try doing it differently. Be constantly trying things. Make adjustments, and have a positive outlook. Always be moving forward. Always be reaching for new heights. Never be satisfied that you have arrived.
An effective leader sees what is within you. An effective leader is like a teacher and draws on the qualities within people. An effective leader helps people have higher expectations of themselves. Above all, an effective leader lets employees know that the leader believes in them and draws out their qualities on a pathway of improving and moving forward.
Always be moving and moving to higher level. Be reaching for your potential, as individuals and as a business.
Garry Haggart, CPC, is a management, marketing, and performance development consultant, facilitator and problem solver. He can be reached at 661-259-2530.
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