Leading your team of experts
Richard Brandson has been described as a transformational leader. His hallmark is the ability to hire the best and not allow the bottom to be strangled by top management.
To do this requires deep knowledge about the business you are in and an ability to organise the business so your team of experts are empowered to take action to achieve goals.
The fundamental rule in business is, you can delegate powers but not ultimate responsibility.
Spend time getting to understand the intimate details of the business, industry and community of customers you need to serve. Formulate a plan to achieve realistic goals and work out a strategy to achieve the goals set.
Achieving realistic goals requires skills in organising human, financial and physical resources into a system that creates and delivers value to customers.
A key element of an effective system is, having a team of experts who provide professional skills to support production and delivery.
In assembling a team of experts do the following exercise:
Assess your core strengths
Identify the knowledge and unique set of skills you contribute to the business.
What are the areas of your knowledge and skills others can provide?
Delegate these so you can devote more time to business leadership and growth.
Identify areas requiring your involvement
Focus on strategies that address issues arising from business, industry, market and social activity.
When making leadership decisions listen to your team and seek the counsel of professional consultants.
Success requires making right decisions in a timely manner to stay ahead of the competition.
Utilise the resources of your team
Identify the talents your team members have. Encourage them to give their best. Do this by acknowledging their inherent strengths.
Allow individuals to find expression of personal values in their work. This can empower them to achieve extraordinary things for the common good.
When success comes, an effective leader is able to celebrate with every team member believing it was a team effort.
Sustainable success and high growth comes to a business that is able to rally the team with the cheer, We did it!
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