Recently, I spoke to an Entrepreneur class at Boston University about the key elements to Leadership and Creating a Culture of Excellence. This class of students, are part of the next generation who can change the way leaders lead.
One of the ideas, I shared with this group was to Think Like A CEO. This concept encourages and inspires people to take ownership and behave in a way similar to an entrepreneur and not an hourly employee.
Having an ownership attitude, inspires people to see and hear new ideas to implement, a new market to break into, notice new trends and ways to save money, to mention only a few. This mentality of ownership gives people a sense of pride and dedication to the organization. They become personally involved and responsible for the business.
Encouraging this type of thinking will rub off onto others. What would your company accomplish if everyone was looking out for the overall benefit of the organization? What if everyone was part of the solution and not the problem? What if this attitude attracted more talent to add to your team?
TIP TO IMPLEMENT: At your next department or company wide meeting, ask those in attendance, what do you think we should do? Thank each person for their answer and open the discussion up to the room to encourage conversation and problem solving.