Straight Talk Leadership Seminars: 15 Tips to Keep Your Business on Track

Straight Talk Leadership Seminars: 15 Tips to Keep Your Business on Track

by Lonnie Pacelli
     
 

Read the following analogies and think about which of these is most reflective of your organization:

- My organization is like two locomotives pulling in opposite directions.
- We can’t get things done because we seem to be working at cross-purposes.
- My organization is like a locomotive trying to pull a thousand rail cars.
- It’s

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Overview

Read the following analogies and think about which of these is most reflective of your organization:

- My organization is like two locomotives pulling in opposite directions.
- We can’t get things done because we seem to be working at cross-purposes.
- My organization is like a locomotive trying to pull a thousand rail cars.
- It’s difficult to mobilize to get things done and when we do, we move at a snail’s pace.
- My organization is like a string of rail cars without a locomotive. We don’t seem to have a strong direction of what we’re doing and just drift along the tracks.
- My organization is like a locomotive that has run off the tracks. We don’t have direction, but at least we’re moving fast and going somewhere.
- My organization is like a locomotive with no conductor. We’re moving down the tracks, but no one appears to be in control.
- My organization is like a locomotive running smoothly down the tracks.
- We know where we’re going, how we’re going to get there, and who is driving the train.

If you’re like most organizational leaders, you probably feel that your life as a leader falls in one of the first five analogies. When an organization moves too slowly, too recklessly, or not at all, leading a team to results quite frankly just becomes much harder than it needs to be. When an organization is like the sixth analogy, though, driving a team to results becomes much easier because you as a leader don’t have to deal with directional disruptions. Your focus is on moving down the tracks to reach your destination as quickly as possible, rather than direction changes, organizational sluggishness, or derailments.

This seminar focuses on five key attributes to getting your organization on track, keeping things moving forward, and thoughtfully changing direction when environmental needs dictate. I focus specifically on two key aspects of staying on track; direction setting and problem solving. In my experience, I have seen organizations get off track most often due to problems with direction or issues with resolving problems.

There is a self-assessment entitled “Is This Me?” at the end of each topic. Honestly and truthfully answer each question. You’ll be using your answers to help you with putting an action plan together to improve your skills.

My sincere hope is that the tips offered in this seminar give you some insight and some fuel to improve and help you create long-term change that delivers results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045232487
Publisher:
Pacelli Publishing
Publication date:
08/17/2013
Series:
Straight Talk Leadership Seminars
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
83 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lonnie Pacelli is an internationally recognized author and president of Leading on the Edge International. Lonnie has over 25 years of leadership experience as an executive, project manager, developer, tester, analyst, trainer, consultant, and business owner. During his 11 years at Accenture he gained leadership expertise consulting with many Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Hughes Electronics, and Northrop-Grumman. Throughout his nine years at Microsoft he built his leadership expertise through development of some of Microsoft’s internal systems and led their Corporate Procurement group, managed their Corporate Planning group, and led company-wide initiatives on Continuous Fiscal Improvement and Training Process Optimization. At Leading on the Edge International Lonnie consults with companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, Corning, and Key Bank on leadership, project management, executive coaching, and business strategy development and implementation. He is an engaging and entertaining keynote speaker and consistently receives rave reviews from his audiences. His practical, no-nonsense, experience-based approach to solving tough problems has helped leaders, project managers and teams consistently deliver results.

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