Ask yourself the question: Do you take charge and lead your business?
If you are a CEO, company president or business owner your answer should be, “yes”. But is it really a “yes”?
Have you thought about how well and consistently you take charge and lead your company?
If you haven’t here are three strategies to consider:
1) Taking charge and leading as the CEO, president or business owner
Taking charge and leading begins with you. Your employees look to you and expect you to lead. To establish the plan. To set the direction of the company. To make it all happen.
You are the person to make the hard decisions when necessary. To lead by example with what you say and with what you do. To create a company culture of trust.
2) Allowing key management in your company to take charge and lead in their appropriate roles
First, you need to hire the right people. If they hold key management positions not only must they have skills specific to your business but they need to understand how to motivate and develop employees in the best possible way.
It’s the people that make you successful.
Yes, you are the leader and if you don’t lead nothing happens. But it doesn’t stop there. Everyone in the company, from the most important position on down will determine your success. Treat every employee with respect.
Each person in your company has the ability to take charge and lead. Train each and every employee to be responsible for their job description. And to work to their ability. People who are productive and have a good work environment will enjoy what they are doing and will excel.
3) Taking charge and leading with your customers or clients
As I’ve said many times: leaders lead.
Look at the most successful companies you know. Why are they successful?
It’s because the CEO, president or business owner has taken charge and is a person who inspires confidence in the people that work for him or her.
Once again create the environment for each and every employee to be successful. Not only do the people that work for you have to have confidence in your leadership but so do your customers or clients. Your customers or clients depend on your products or services. You must take charge of the professional relationships you have.
If your company doesn’t deliver it could have a serious impact on your customer’s or client’s success as well as your own success. Once you lose your customer’s or client’s confidence they will no longer be doing business with you.