An organization I work with experienced tremendous, rapid business growth. Along with the typical “growing pains”, employees were overextended because programs were understaffed. Therefore, I stepped in to help front line staff.
Even the most seemingly enjoyable job can get stressful over time. And a lack of proper leadership can bring about some severe problems that can hamper a company’s culture and environment.
During my early days in the Air Force as a young non-commissioned officer, I began to wonder why airmen would feel motivated to please one leader and not another. Why “yessir” invoked positive emotion for the former and negative for the latter. How could I be the kind of leader that motivated like the former?
True leadership inspires everyone. It is crucial for any organization, regardless of its size or strength. The success of an organization largely depends on the quality of its leadership.
Leadership, in and of itself, is complex!
A surprising number of workers worldwide are either not engaged with their work, or actively disengaged. Gallup’s State of the Workplace survey revealed some interesting trends: worldwide, only 14% of workers are engaged at work.
Diversity is an incredibly important characteristic for workplaces today. A greater awareness and sensitivity regarding diversity in the workplace can empower leaders to grow a more effective organization as well as deliver the highest quality products and services.
It’s soothing to know other entrepreneurs out there have overcome what we’re facing right now or might encounter in the future. Their experience can inspire our own entrepreneurial pursuits.
I was very fortunate to be in the audience for a leadership event where local leaders were speaking.
In today’s competitive world, everyone is striving to go the extra mile to stand out from the crowd. Considering that a lot of employers believe there is a huge skill gap, this doesn’t come as surprising.