We are undergoing enormous change in organizations across the country. Here in North Dakota, the falling price of gas and the health economic outlook give us an edge as we grow our part of the country’s move to success. Lower fuel costs mean momentum and a renewed interest in hiring and that is a good thing.
In The Leader in You: How to Win Friends, Influence People, and Succeed in a Changing World; Dale Carnegie’s words ring very true: “Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress.”
Social Media plays a major role in our leadership direction. Facebook, Twitter, and Google + are now tools of opportunity and marketing. This article is really a blog that supports Dale Carnegie principles here in North Dakota. The speed of information and the voluminous amounts of it has to be harnessed for the good of both the organization and business.
This is a critical cultural change for all of us as leaders and managers. Our relationships are different than they were at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Today’s leadership need:
Every individual in the organization must be tapped for both talent and creativity. No longer are people just workers or just in the background. The shop floor has incredible ideas. One thing leadership has proven will remain unchanged. If we ask for advice from our employees we will receive it. Involving people, from subordinates to clients and suppliers will make everything a little better. Just ask Mr. Carnegie.
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