Leadership Development Resources Taking A Successful Company into The 21st Century

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It started with a phone call I received from my client, a third-generation manufacturer in the automotive after-market industry.

When their daughter left for college three years before, she had planned to become an accountant.

The plan was, she would return to the family business and work with her brother, cousins and brother-in-law. She would provide the missing link in the management team of the fourth generation.

The call came from a frustrated father looking for suggestions on how they could put the various ingredients of their business together, now that his daughter had expressed an interest in Internet marketing and Web-design rather than an accounting career.

Being away from the business for the first time in her life (something never possible for her brothers) had given her a chance to see things differently.

The “plan” seemed less appealing to her the further she was removed from it. “Don’t get me wrong“, she said recently, “I love the manufacturing process and I’ve always been fascinated with business, it’s accounting I don’t like.”

Fortunately her dad didn’t panic, waited ’til she returned home for the holidays and listened to her side of the story. That was a year ago. During the summer, the company built their first serious Web site, beyond the original online brochure they had started with.

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What is Leadership Strategy, What Does It Mean To You?

what is leadership strategy? Are you a natural leader? Some leaders like this one are born, most are made. Do you consider yourself to be a leader, what do your employees think?

When a discussion of leadership takes place do you ever ask what is leadership strategy?

For that matter do leaders actually have the answer to that, or are they just making it up as they go along?

What is leadership strategy first presumes that you understand what it takes to be a leader, what the characteristics of leadership are – and how they dovetail together to create the answer to the question of hat is leadership strategy.

For example, as a leader do you demonstrate empathy, kindness, and commitment in ways that encourage others to follow you?

Do you regularly collaborate with your successful peers, before making decisions that will effect those whose trust in your judgement is a central component in their willingness to see you are THEIR leader?

And while leading are your management shills developed well enough to insure you are leading in the right direction?

For example, do you look at leadership and business management separately, as being two different disciplines requiring two different people?

Maybe that’s true – but, based on my experience if you want your company to grow and evolve, to fully address what is leadership strategy you need to be both a leader and a manager.

This is not the answer to what are leadership skills unless you simply want to maintain the status quo. If that’s the case then all that you need to do is “manage” people – which is something quite different from leading them.

In business as in nature, everything is either growing or it is dead. Your business may be dead, if you think you can manage your way out of today’s economic environment.

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Business Strategic Development Blueprint. Your current and future success depends on your ability to consistently make better business decisionsPretty much every expert that is endorsing leadership training pronounces that leadership is the key core competency of 21st Century business leaders.

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