Does Your Organization Need a Leadership Update?
by Sue Moore
What is Leadership? Wikipedia describes it as “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task to help reach stated goals.” So what does that mean and how does it affect you? Do you have to study all of your employees, their attitudes and behaviors and then figure out what that means?
That could very well be the best thing you can do for your employees, their growth and the growth of your business or organization; and Decision Associates can help. We have plenty of offerings by all of our team members who can help when it comes to Leadership.
We have the systems and tools to help evaluate personnel by comparing them to others in their same field and position. By having this “performance model” for comparison, we can help you determine if you have the right people in the right position or whether you should be training. The key is to give them the right development and to position them where they might excel. We can also then advise and help you recruit the right people into key positions. After all, a happy employee is a productive employee! And they have the right to be happy with goals to achieve and the opportunity to excel at your business.
Our nonprofit experts can help you with the same tools. They can also assist with your Board, recruiting new board members and then train them to understand your mission and goals. Having the right people on your team for support will make your job so much easier.
Training is such a huge part of the success of any employee. Whether you are considering them to lead a department or take over the business someday, they all need development and guidance. Decision Associates offers Peer Groups for just that cause. There are many times that people in any given position have a problem that needs to be solved or something that is on their mind that needs talked out. Often, those are situations where they can’t talk to others in the organization. So, a peer group that has the same degree of leadership responsibility may be what they are seeking.
At Decision Associates, we have had four peer groups over the years: First, current owners who are nearing retirement or are thinking about the children taking more responsibility; a second who are, in fact, those children who need guidance and instruction on getting to a leadership role, a third that connects young entrepreneurs who have successfully started a business which is growing at a rapid pace, and a final one made of up young people who are just starting to be groomed for the leadership of their organization. We currently have a Leadership Peer Group in Erie and will be launching one in the Meadville area this Fall.
After all of your employees, children or even yourself, have reviewed the goals of your business, placed the right people in their positions and have them trained, you can sit back and watch with admiration, the accomplishments and positiveness that they are experiencing. The matter of business at hand will seem much less complicated to them and to you.
Leadership will take on a new role in your life and you can get back to the profitability, strategy and setting new goals for your employees and your business.
If you would like to learn more about our offerings at Decision Associates or have an interest in one of our Peer Groups, give us a call at 814-240-0101. We are waiting to hear from you and are eager to help!