Leaders must move quickly to address an employee whose behavior is cancerous to the culture. Failure to do so is a direct reflection on the leader and puts the organization's long-term vision, team synergy, and goals all at risk.
Your purpose is your primary compass, helping you to always stay focused on your reason for existence as a company. Acting as a compass, your purpose will guide you through the ups and downs of different business cycles, challenges, and keep you headed toward your long-term strategic goals. The people you love, serve, and lead are counting on you to infuse your plans and goals with purpose.
The most successful leaders I know have a plan to help them live and lead with purpose each day. A roadmap, if you will, for where they want to go that includes a deep understanding of why living with purpose is so important, and how they plan to achieve it.
This past week I had the privilege and opportunity to spend time with one of our largest clients in Atlanta, GA. They created a unique space for fellowship, reflection on the previous year, planning for the future, and equipping its leaders to execute on strategies which will lead them closer to their 2020 vision. I was inspired by the experience and want to share with you some of the best practices I observed.
The final 90 days of the year are upon us. All the plans you made, goals you set, and promises you made will be examined, scrutinized, and assessed in the weeks ahead. Before you put yourself under the microscope and start counting the wins and losses, you need to remember there are still 90 days of life and leadership left in the year.
Day 3 of the Building Champions Experience saw a shift from a focus on planning your personal life to a focus on business vision and tactical solutions to help attendees grow and lead their business and team.
Day 2 of the Building Champions Experience began with a simple message and principle: "Self-leadership precedes team leadership". In other words, I can't lead, sell, operate or be effective in my business if my personal life is not properly aligned to my priorities. I can't lead those I love and serve with the energy and passion that is needed if I'm failing to lead myself.