BUSINESS BASICS NUMBER 6

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Leadership is one of the most important business basics. The organization will be influenced by many factors, internal and external, but leadership remains one of the most important internal factors. Because this is true, every organization should be preeminently concerned with installing quality leadership. Running a business is never easy. We don’t need to make it any more challenging by having lousy leadership.

This means an effective process must exist for procuring leadership. Some companies do this well and some do not, and it shows. Additionally, every organization must have a system in place to provide ongoing leadership development to each employee at every level. This is an indispensable component of good talent management. Failing to develop the organization’s resident leadership is a tragic omission.

One of the most important reasons that leadership is a business basic involves organizational development. All factors being equal, an organization will reach its potential based on the quality of its leadership. Therefore, the better the leadership, the greater that company’s probability of success. Conversely, the poorer the leadership, the lower that company’s probability of success.

When quality leadership is deployed and continually developed, then the entire organization and its customers benefit. When quality leadership is not deployed and continually developed, then the entire organization and its customers suffer. Quality leadership deployment and development is a win-win situation.


About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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