February 16th, 2018
In a recent post we suggested you take our quiz to see where you lined up with important traits for CEOs (listed below). If you’ve done that and now have your results, you may want to understand how your specific results position you to successfully execute your strategic plans. Your strategic plan was designed to achieve the goals you want for your company.
Let’s imagine having a development opportunity in “Takes Initiative” or “Wants to Lead”. Weakness in either trait may impede your ability to get your team started on and focused on your highest priorities. It could also keep a leader from providing the direction needed when tough decisions need to be made. The best strategic plan, by itself, does not ensure success. It requires successful execution.
As you look at your quiz outcome and focus on the traits that need further development – how will you proceed? Reach out to successful peers? Hire a coach? Self-study? Any of these and all of these are potential solutions. The first step has already been taken. You’ve identified an area that could be improved. Introspection will help you realize:
- Why you may have this particular trait to develop
- What actions will yield the greatest improvement
- Why it is important to your company’s success to act on this
- How you will move forward with continuous improvement in mind
At LXCouncil, we’re focusing on the importance of these traits for successful execution. If you would like to hear what we recommend for CEO development, please reach out to us here. The fact that our peer groups consist of business leaders in non-competing businesses creates a great forum for sharing supportive ideas for development. One person’s strength is often another’s challenge which allows for complementary coaching and sharing.
Your strategic plan was designed to achieve the goals you want for your company. Strength in the core traits enable a greater ability to deliver on your goals.
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