Each quarter, rate your company on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being best) on each of the following six aspects of your Leadership Pillar:
1. Team Member Clarity on Big Picture: Does each member of your team have a clear understanding of your company’s mission and values? Do they understand how to connect their daily functions with your mission and values? Do they each have a clear understanding of the big picture company goals? And how the work they do contributes to those goals? On a scale from 1-10 how strong is your Leadership Pillar in this area?
2. Your Current Business Strategy: How do you marshal your resources of time, money, attention, etc. to reach your big picture company goals? Is this an intentional strategy or an improvisation? Or just inertia? Have you validated your current business strategy or do you simply hope it will be effective? On a scale from 1-10 how strong is your Leadership Pillar in this area?
3. Review Process for Company Performance, Strategy, and Plan of Action: Do you have a regular and reliable process for strategic reviews? Do you meet quarterly to regroup and craft your coming quarter’s written plan of action? On a scale from 1-10 how strong is your Leadership Pillar in this area?
4. Troubleshooting of Major Challenges As Needed: How well does your leadership team handle the “out of the blue” emergencies that inevitably come up in business? On a scale from 1-10 how strong is your Leadership Pillar in this area?
5. Leadership Development: How well does your company do at developing future leaders internally? Is this a consistently followed process or a sporadic and ad hoc accident? On a scale from 1-10 how strong is your Leadership Pillar in this area?
6. Company Culture and Tradition: Has your company intentionally cultivated a palpable company culture? How well do you do on the whole reinforcing and living that culture day in, day out across your entire team? On a scale from 1-10 how strong is your Leadership Pillar in this area?
Now that you’ve rated your company’s Leadership Pillar on these 6 key sub-functions, what key insights jumped out at you?
Which ONE sub-function would most benefit your company to focus on improving over the next 90 days.
Then ask yourself, what three simple steps could you take this quarter to improve your score in this one sub-function by 1-2 points or more.
By breaking things down into bite sized chunks and doing this each quarter you’ll be amazed at the compounded growth your business will enjoy over the next few years.
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