So we went from immediate treatment for acute symptoms, to doing nothing unless an ongoing issue became apparent, and only at that point instituting a long-term treatment plan if required. Sometimes after settling the immediate, visible and major symptoms, we need to sit back and see if the situation will evolve and resolve itself rather than trying to exercise a control which we often don’t have.
A scheme like this would take the current interest in foreign investment in Penang and leverage it into creating the future that the Chief Minister seemed to be aiming for in his speech, creating opportunities for local ownership. The important thing is to change the way of thinking from traditional approaches that don’t work to innovative ways of achieving goals that delight the community.
Drucker made it clear that leaders, managers, academics and researchers in the fields of organisations, management, communication and change need to challenge the very foundations and assumptions of their work. Roddick said “we went looking for employees, but people turned up instead.” The starting points for all organisations are people and values.
It has been brought to my attention in a few ways recently, that a missing element in what I have been doing is changing myself. In focusing on others, I have missed adapting to the new circumstances I find myself in as I take the next steps of my life.
The evidence demonstrates that increasing the involvement of women has markedly beneficial effects on business, both short and long-term. Therefore you would think that Boards and senior management teams striving to do the best possible thing in the interests of the company and shareholders would be clamoring for much greater participation on Boards and in senior management for women.
In the 21st century we shouldn’t allow our Island-Australia Anxiety to cloud our thinking, our relationships with other countries, our business dealings and our lives. As we continue our path towards participation in the global community and in the next Asian century, we need to be wary about these deep-seated cultural ideas and the way that we express them.
The Leader’s Beacon is a very useful, thoughtful and practical contribution to the field of leadership. Professor Mick Dodson AM, Director – Australian National University (ANU) National Centre for Indigenous Studies and Australian of the Year 2009
The key theme is that in one way or another, price will always be part of your competitive offering. What is important for long-term success is how you define the role price plays. It needs to be the best role for your business, in line with the shared values between yourself and your customers.
The Leader’s Beacon? Dr Martin Luther King Jr used the phrase “a great beacon light of hope” in his famous dream speech. Beacons are both symbolic and practical. They mark the final destination of journeys. They illuminate the path ahead and provide early warnings of possible dangers. They call people together to unite in taking great actions. And, in the case of radio beacons, they help us listen and respond to messages from others.
If you aim for a ranking, you will run the grave risk of losing sight of your key aims – Are you delighting your customers and are you experiencing the success you want?
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