Be an Effective Leader
To be an effective CEO and leader, we must adopt a big-picture perspective. As a leader it’s important that we don’t over complicate our businesses. Keep it simple and straightforward. Simplicity allows for clarity of focus and focus allows for superior performance.
I have seen many businesses that built in unnecessary complexity. The longer they are in business the more complexity gets built into the organization, slowing down processes and having a negative affect on productivity.
As owner or CEO, we are solely responsible for the company’s leadership process (direction, strategy, focus, goals, accountability) and the business development process (building a systems-based business that is self-managing, self-improving, and nearly runs itself). As such, there are only a handful of additional major processes we need to ensure are in place, well documented, and working smoothly and optimally: marketing, selling, operations (customer fulfillment), customer service, and back-office functions.
Remember to think long term, see the bigger picture and then be proactive. Adopt a big-picture perspective.