Your competition can copy every advantage you’ve got – except one. That’s why the world’s best companies are realizing that no matter what business they’re in,
their real business is building leaders.–-Geoff Colvin I
Building leaders builds success. Simply stated, without strong leadership you won’t have a strong company, you won’t consistently achieve your goals, you won’t have a content workforce, and you won’t grow your bottom line. Yet, how many of us make it a priority to invest in ourselves and members of our leadership team? How many of us even know what to invest in?
We’ve talked a lot about the need for trust in leaders and it’s no coincidence there’s a link between trust and ideal companies to work for. Trust is the #1 factor.
Secondary factors include:
- Job satisfaction
- Hiring practices
- The work culture
Additional wants include:
- A sense of inclusiveness
- High morale
- Community spirit – local volunteering and helping other employees during a crisis
- Smile and have fun
- Diversity and reputation
- Hardworking, honest, ethical
- Flexible work schedules
How do you think you, your company and your leadership team would get rated in these components? Some of the items on the list may be out of your direct control, but minimally you can impact credibility, the work culture, morale, communication, training, consistent recognition, and levels of honesty and ethics.
Remember, building leaders builds success! How are you contributing to building success?
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie