Big Idea: The competitive advantage of your organization comes down to a simple imperative – your ability to grow and develop leaders faster than your competition. You need to develop a leadership culture if you want to win in your marketspace. And it needs to be done quickly.
A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, like a CEO or Managing Director. This means they focus on getting to solutions rather than on the problems. This means they take personal responsibility for achieving results that move the business forward (whether they run the mailroom or sit in a boardroom). This means they shape culture, stay positive and lead by example.
Please hear me on this: I’m not saying everyone needs to do the job of a CEO or Managing Director. Showing leadership doesn’t mean every employee will run the organization. That would lead to chaos. All I’m suggesting to you is that everyone needs to know their role (and then show up fully in that role – like a leader would). And when they do – when they think, behave and feel like leaders – good things will happen. And soon, your organization will get to great.