Home

Feature Article:

Managers Who Spend PR $$ Wisely
If you are a department, division or subsidiary manager, your budget is a precious possession whether you work for a business, a non-profit or an association. So why stand by while your public relations team spends too much time and treasure on...
...Read More



 

The Sink Or Swim Approach To Leadership

Navigation


Looking around in most corporate environments today you'll find mission, vision and values statements proudly displayed on the walls, in print materials and even engraved in granite. Often, they've invested a great deal of time; effort and expense in crafting just the right message to best describe the foundational principles of the company. I can't help but stop, take notice; and then wonder how this foundational wisdom is incorporated into the day-to-day operations. What's in it for the operational leaders to carry out the mission in ways that align with the vision and values? How are they taught to walk the talk?

Many operational leaders today were developed and promoted from inside the ranks of the organization. In fact, most internally developed leaders were promoted without consideration of the potential to lead and inspire others. They're "crowned" with a title and thrown into the corporate waters to sink or swim. Those that swim have enough stamina to figure out what it takes to stay above water. Those that sink are simply in over their heads and can't find a way to surface for air.

I can't help but wonder how the "sink or swim" approach fits into those mission, vision and values statements. The new leaders who are trying to learn on their own without a coach or a trainer take longer, make more avoidable mistakes and often lose their motivation and enthusiasm. Multiply that by the number of their direct reports and the equation becomes an issue that's costing the organization dearly.

If your organization is one that values development and promotion from within the ranks, make a commitment today to establish a new process, and most of all provide the support and training to ensure success. The future leadership within your company depends on it.

Lora J Adrianse is the owner of Essential Connections. She is a Coach, Consultant and Facilitator who specializes in the development managers and business owners. She recently left a long-term corporate career to focus on her passion for helping others bring out the best in themselves through the use of Emotional Intelligence. She can be reached through her website www.connectionscoach.com


coach@connectionscoach.com

 

More Reading:


Start Small and Your Wealth Will Get Bigger

PR Time For a New Playbook

Prospering with Mutual Funds How anyone can Afford an Investment Advisor

The 11 Best Money Saving Ideas of All Time Part 2

Managing Stress Hire the Right People

 
Refinancing Best way to measure costs and gains

Reducing Debt Before Its Too Late How To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Creeping Debt

Organisation Getting Back To Basics

PR Ouch Tells the Tale

Timing Is Everything When It Comes To Buying Homes

Home

Business Search 
Business

Career
Internet-Marketing
Marketing

Additional Reading


Start Small and Your Wealth Will Get Bigger
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You have to start somewhere.” Nothing could be truer of creating wealth and prosperity in your life. Sometimes the idea of becoming wealthy can seem so overwhelming that we don’t know where to begin. After all, if...
...Read More

PR: Time For a New Playbook?
When your public relations results pretty much depend on whether your news item gets used in a newspaper column or on a radio talk show, you may be ready for a fresh approach. Why not shoot for a 1-2 PR punch? First, focus sharply on...
...Read More

Prospering with Mutual Funds: How anyone can “Afford” an Investment Advisor
Recently I was invited to appear on a live CNNfn television show to discuss my article “How to evaluate Load vs. No Load Mutual Funds.” (You can read that article on my website http://www.successful-investment.com/articles21.htm) As the...
...Read More

The 11 Best Money Saving Ideas of All Time - Part 2
At any time in history, no matter what the current state of the economy, no matter what the current trends, no matter what the unemployment rate is or where interest rates lurk, some money-saving ideas stay true. Some of you may have heard...
...Read More

Managing Stress - Hire the Right People
Managing stress is not easy if you don't have the right people in your business or team. One of the biggest challenges any business owner or manager has is hiring the right people. I've recently discovered a simple, inexpensive yet very...
...Read More