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Key Components of Leadership

1.    LEADERSHIP
A leader must have Vision, be Energetic, have Charisma, and be a Team Builder
“Effective leaders rally people throughout their organizations or teams, customers, suppliers, strategic partners, shareholders, and anyone else that can help around a cause. They transform jobs into crusades, exciting adventures, or deeper missions.”
Leaders have developed the skills of supercharging logic, data, and analysis with emotion, pride, and the will to win. Their passion and enthusiasm for the team or organization’s vision and purpose is highly contagious. They fire the imaginations, develop the capabilities, and build the confidence of people to ‘go for it.’ Leaders help people believe the impossible is possible.”
People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. ~ H. Ross Perot
You must have a leader at the head of your organization

2.    ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
Your organization needs to be structured to carry you forward for the next 10 years
Having a workforce development system that will support local economic development by providing business and industry with a well-trained workforce is a necessity. The workforce development system must be capable of meeting the needs of both workers and employers in a rapidly changing economy.

3.    SMART Marketing Plan— Existing Companies and New Economy Initiatives Through Technology Transfer

S = Specific—make your goals as clear and detailed as possible. Write each goal out in as much detail as you can. The more you can describe the goal, the easier it is to figure out what you will have to do to make it happen.

M = measurable—you must be able to measure your progress toward attainment of the goal. You need specific number and percentages to give you a very clear idea of what you are working towards.

A = agreed upon –be sure that everyone involved in working toward the goal agrees to give it 100 percent. The more people you have involved in the planning process means the more people you will have working with you to achieve the goal, and the higher your chances for success.

R = realistic –set your goals high, but not so high that they are unattainable. You need to set goals that will challenge you, but goals that you can realistically achieve.

T = Time bound –put a specific date on each step of the process to measure progress and keep the plan on track. A goal without a due date is just a wish.

4. BUY IN …
If you are not in on it or up on it then you will be down on it….
To build the winning team, you not only need to show people what direction the company is headed in, but you need to get them to “buy into” this direction. Otherwise, you can’t expect people to support a group if they don’t agree with where it’s headed or, worse, don’t even know where it’s headed.

Specifically, you need to show people your vision for the future; your strategy for getting there; why this is the best strategy; every achievement that indicates this team is winning.
This is not a one-time discussion or announcement. You need to constantly remind people what the organization stands for and that it does indeed hold a bright future for them!

For more on leadership or how to find your next leader contact The PACE Group john@thepacegroup.com