Ever work in an organization that felt like it was “stuck?”
Some of the best leaders I know interdict this state of stuckedness by engaging in the following strategic moves:
- Make perfectly clear to all stakeholders — internal and external — WHY the organization exists and what it’s noble pursuits are.
- Clearly define the roles of those in the organization. Everyone knows how they can, and are expected to, contribute.
- Listen daily to team members up and down the food chain, to get their take on how those pursuits are going.
- Model and insist upon continuous growth and improvement from everyone in the organization, beginning with the head honchos.
Unstuck is a way better state than stuckedness. The leader moves described above make the folks who revel in stuckedness extremely uncomfortable. By design.
Time to shift into four wheel drive…
*If you’d like to read more of nc’s blatherings, go to nc’s Recursive Learning.