What type of leader are you?
The one who sets up the organisation and people for sustained success or
The one who applies sticking plasters and then moves on before they become unstuck?
Delivering short term success by acting on all the easy stuff is simple. Trouble is that if you are not careful you find that the organisation is back to square one 12 months later or worse still ends up going backwards.
If you look at organisations that achieve sustained success, in most cases this was as a result of tacking the short term changes and at the same time laying the foundations for longer term success.
So why might you be avoiding delivering sustained success?
1. It is too tough
2. It takes too long
3. It requires too much effort
4. You are only interested in using the organisation as a stepping stone to something bigger
5. You need to adrenalin rush of achieving lots
Bottom Line – If you are series about achieving long term success, focus on trying to create sustained success in those organisations that you lead.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.