Leadership is very easy - we make things complicated by overthinking!
You do not need to be employed within an organization to observe the prevalence of poor leadership within it. Several indicators serve as evidence of this issue, including:
- Frequent and repetitive recruitment for the same position, suggesting high turnover and instability.
- Chaotic and predominantly informal small-talk style meetings that lack structure and direction.
- Consistently missed deadlines and conflicting information received from different employees, indicating a lack of coordination and communication.
- Lengthy meetings and a perpetual sense of time scarcity impeding productivity.
Drawing from my extensive leadership experience spanning two decades in both national defense structures and private business, I firmly advocate that effective leaders prioritize three key areas:
- Goals: Leaders must strive to accomplish organizational objectives while formulating and achieving team-specific goals.
- People: Leaders should promote employees’ development through goal-oriented approaches and create a conducive work environment tailored to their needs.
- Processes: Leaders should implement clear and well-defined processes that facilitate work and enable prompt responses to changes.
By focusing on these three crucial aspects, leaders can significantly enhance their organizations’ performance and overall success.
Every task requires a specific tool to be carried out effectively.
For work to be executed with utmost dedication, it must possess purpose and significance.
The influence of the work environment on employee commitment is nearly half as influential as the impact of the leader. Therefore, leaders must prioritize building strong relationships with their team members and fostering an environment where meaningful work can flourish.