Leadership strategy in organizations is one of the most important methods for change and improvement. Management today across the Northwest continues to look towards the second half of 2014 with a high degree of optimism and enthusiasm. Good people make the difference and opportunity can mean success. In Chapter Seven of the Carnegie business book, The Leader in You, the focus is on growing teams into the future. The priorities that involve people make the difference.
Dale Carnegie Training offers the following four aspects of organizational success:
- Engaged employees: The number one priority in organizations now and in the future will always continue to be people. Paying attention to employees in positive ways and allowing them to contribute and be involved in both problem solving and decision makes a difference. Because employees are essential to both business and success, it is important give teams opportunities for growth and achievement.
- Values: The mission and values of good organizations depend of talent and effort. Employees and customers are two important reasons business exists. The values of the organization must be real and not just printed in the employee handbook. They must be supported with consistent leadership and ethics across all areas of the company. Results that are backed up by the core mission and values can positive impact. Organizational values can make the difference.
- Priorities: Defining what needs to be done is always a consideration of both people and principles. Asking the teams to help with goals and objectives can make a competitive difference and support the focus of process improvement. If there is a positive culture where taking chances and speaking out are both appreciated, the truly engaged employees will not hesitate to create and assist with ideas that steer the business to continuous opportunity.
- Activities: What needs to be accomplished is always derived from priorities. If the strategies priorities are clear and defined, then the processes are attainable. They become part of the team activity as they are readied for implementation.
Dale Carnegie Training believes employee engagement comes from the above list. Putting people first will help grow every aspect of business as organizations steam to 2015. It is important to give employees the tools and the training they need to prosper. Treat them well and watch the profits grow. In this economy, it is the only way to accomplish what needs to be done.
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