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Make Your Leadership Great Again

Updated on March 1, 2016

The slogan, “Make America Great Again” has been a subject of media scrutiny by supporters & detractors of Donald Trump's presidential campaign: but most are unaware that the slogan was originally coined in the 80’s. The phrase “Let’s Make America Great Again” appeared on buttons and posters during Reagan’s 1980 campaign.

With the history lesson behind us – let’s examine the concept of making something “Great Again.” Repetition tends to give way to complacency, which can be the first nail in a leader’s proverbial coffin. Underscoring the need for teams & organizations to grow / innovate regularly to avoid death – in pursuit of greatness.

So What can you do to:

“Make Your Leadership Great Again?“

Listen to Your Supporters

Some of the best input comes from the frontline. Individuals who deal with day to day operations have a personal connection with your processes and products. Leaders who listen to the opinions of their associates and connect with the right influencers. Set a foundation for organizational greatness.

Assemble a Team of Rivals

The term “Team of Rivals” was first introduced to describe President Abraham Lincoln and some of the men who served with him. Lincoln reached across the aisle to acquire input from some of his fiercest rivals in an attempt to provide the best leadership for the country. As a result, he is considered one of our most successful presidents to date. In short, by acknowledging the input of your opposition within an organization – you insure that everyone has a voice at the table and you disarm critics who abstain from the controversial debates.

Add Key Players to the Vision Board

Providing a place on your team for your rivals is ambitious, but the decision will only promote growth if good faith is afforded to adverse ideas. You will probably disagree with your rival’s ideas in the beginning which may be difficult to overcome. Nonetheless, if everyone involved puts the best interest of the organization first – your visions for the future will eventually merge into one plan or at very least complement each other.

Plug the Sunk Cost

Once you have successfully established a diverse team that is committed to insuring your team’s success – it is time to push for uncomfortable growth. This will require leadership to eliminate products, processes and / or sku’s that are hindering your ability to be great. Simply stated; addition by subtraction.

Live on the Horizon

All of the aforementioned task are of little consequence without a commitment to research & development. Leaders who stay at the cutting edge of a given industry or sector will always stand on the precipice of greatness.

In a world where things are constantly changing exceptional leadership requires constant change:

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

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