Good morning! Here is the last of the Seven Effective Leadership Aspects.
Culture is defined as the set of expectations, behaviors and attributes that combine to create a unique organizational character. Exceptional organizations and leaders have set behaviors - “ways” of doing things and communicating – they are consistent over time. While technology and market cycles may change, exceptional organizations and leaders don’t change what they believe in or how they behave as they grow their business.
There are 7 key cultural aspects to effective leadership. We will explore one each week for the next seven weeks.
- Know what you want to achieve.
- Know who you are and what you believe in.
- Know how you want to be viewed from within and outside your organization.
- Be open with your organization.
- Share results, successes and failures
- Learning should be shared throughout the organization.
- Establish methods for allowing questions from within.
- The best communication is too much communication.
- Communication must be two-way.
- Opportunities for communication must be both vertical and horizontal.
- Accountability for Results
- If it can be measured, it can be managed.
- Set objectives and measure results.
- The more specific you are about objectives and acceptable results, the greater the likelihood you will get desired results.
- Transparency and communication count heavily – be open about your expectations and be transparent about results.
- You cannot do it all by yourself, so share responsibility throughout your organization.
- Match the responsibility for results with the accountability for getting it done.
- Recognize everyone, regardless of position, for delivering results.
- Every part of your business should have a plan.
- Review the plans and results frequently.
- Be consistent about your meetings and your processes.
- Being a part of a company is one thing. Being part of a community is entirely different.
- Establish methods to build communities inside and outside your organization.
- Supporting your communities pays off because your organization feels proud to play a part – which often leads to employee retention and higher morale.
Have a great week!