Having attended a seminar earlier this month leadershipo, one of the speakers came out with the hard hitting question. Is your business
Moving, Cruising, Snoozing, Loosing?
It raised an eyebrow or two for many in the room.
If your business is moving then you are by defintion growing, highly profitable and keeping up with or leading the market and you may be recruiting new blood into your business, you may be developing new ideas, products and processes in your business, watching the competition, leading the market. It has strong leadership.
If your business cruising, its probably growing at a slower pace, holding its own in the market but has lower levels of profit and development. Recruitment is low and productivity is likely to be at a lower but consistent level. Leadership is weaker.
If your business is snoozing, there may be little or no development work going on, processes are likely to be delivered in the way they always have been, opportunities are passing you by, you and your business are tired of the fight to survive. Leadership is sleeping.
If your business is loosing then its likely that you have some fairly had hard decisions to make and the leadership in your business is loosing.
The overriding theme of leadership and its importance was highlighted. A great business leader is likely to be a visionary, one who sees ahead, seeing behind, seeing above, seeing below, seeing beside, seeing beyond and seeing significantly. The importance of leadership is key and will often determine if your business is Moving, Cruising, Snoozing or Loosing. So has your business got great leadership?