As everyone knows in business and in personal situations, organization means efficiency and success. Here across the Metro Detroit area, we are in the middle of yet another great Detroit Auto Show week. Our collective Detroit automakers, organized and focused since the beginning of the economic turnaround of almost five years ago, have made it back to center stage as General Motors wins both Car and Truck of the Year; Ford makes their brand new F150 even lighter, and the new Chrysler 200 impresses and awes motor heads from coast to coast.
An organized Detroit automotive industry makes every difference in the world. It is about survival and positive attitude. The lessons for every leader and team across Southeast Michigan is simply defining what has to be done and doing it in an organized way. This is a powerful adage within Dale Carnegie Training and it solidifies winning friends and influencing people in very positive ways.
There is no magic or secret sauce for any degree of success. Every company has the same 24 hours. But what is done with that time makes an incredible difference in the future; especially in our respective and competitive environments. Organization is never complicated, yet it involves planning and persistence.
We offer five ingredients to organization and progress:
- Being focused: Stay on task regardless of challenges and interruptions, and there are many of each.
- Being motivated: There is strength in incentive and desire. Leaders preach these every day. It is this unique and internal need to grow and prosper that can indeed make a difference.
- Setting adjustable goals: Change is inevitable for mission and for objectives. Attitude is everything.
- Creating deadlines: Set a date and time for every important phase of the process. List things daily and attack the immediate.
- Rewarding effort: When achievement happens, it is a major event to celebrate. Take the team to dinner and focus on relationships and growth. It is win-win.
It is often overwhelming to create new paradigms for excellence. Leadership here in and around the Motor City has the experience and the fortitude to create what it wants for both employees and clients. It is all about organization.
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