As a leader, there are various challenges which we face. One major area that we face leadership anxiety is with organizational growth. If we’re accomplishing the goals and objectives we’ve set forth, we’re going to face the challenges that growth provides.
With this in mind, we should consider some key points of emphasis.
Be clear on your goals and objectives for organizational growth.
If you don’t know where you are going, as the saying goes, you are sure to get there. Intentional plans and measurements will direct you to success. Being unintentional will accomplish little or nothing. Make sure you are consistently monitoring your performance so that you will know if you are succeeding or failing.
If you’re not growing, you’re dying.
It is really easy to decide that your organization is “good enough” and doesn’t require any major improvements or upgrades. If you fall into this trap, you may find your organization in a bad tailspin of poor performance. To ensure that you want the organization to succeed, you need to find new growth opportunities.
Don’t just grow in numbers – grow in skills, expertise and excellence.
Always be committed to grow in your education to increase skill, expertise and excellence in your work. Allocate a portion of your net profits towards education. Additionally, be active in finding the best and brightest people in your industry – and attract them to work for you.
Focus on the goals and objectives – don’t obsess over the challenges.
It’s easy to focus on the chaos and turmoil around you. Don’t obsess over messes. Instead, keep focusing on what you’re supposed to be doing – and then do it! Keeping things simple and manageable is important for your success.
These are simple concepts for you to do for organizational growth. Make a point to work on all of them during the week.