Successful leadership can make or break an organization here in North Dakota. When we grade leadership we look at a number of key variables that define what the best can do. It certainly is never easy being the leader of a business or group of businesses. The challenges of day-to-day operations have to be addressed and mistakes often affect the bottom- line. But good leaders often are cut from the same cloth. Here are four common components of leadership:
Stay on task: At every level, these individuals are focused and committed. They all have a degree of inner vision that integrates into mission and guiding principles. Their work personalities are truly devoid of distractions. They promote purpose and create understanding versus misunderstanding.
Good communication: It is critical to have clarity in any message that addresses organizational strategy. Note that it really takes good not outstanding internal relations to grow and make everyone feel a part of the business.
Take risks: Innovation and how leaders handle change can really create positive results and opportunities. The ability to shift gears based on competitive or economic variables can really make the difference.
Ethical practices: The beliefs and values of the organization have to come from leadership. Servitude at the highest levels and a degree of honesty and true commitment builds credibility, trust and relationship.
Success in leadership means success across every business here in North Dakota. We do set the example in building solid products and services; it is truly what we do.
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