Who aspires to leadership? In a world of pragmatism and self interest, there has never been a greater need for leaders to step forward in every area of life. We hear so much information on motivation and personal development. Leadership is different to being merely successful. It is a calling and a responsibility to focus on what you give rather than what you can get.
There is a responsibility to get the job done and do the right thing. Any successful business leader will acknowledge that true leadership is not a popularity contest. Leadership is about making the hard decisions and taking responsibility. In order to achieve worthwhile goals you must have conviction and a set of beliefs that will influence others to rise to the challenge presented.
The good news is that restructuring is not usually essential to attain the benefits of a flatter hierarchy.
Let me begin by imploring you to read on after reading my next sentence regardless of its initial impact on you. OK. Here goes.
The corporate structure that you have now is absolutely ideal for achieving whatever your immediate and long-term business objectives are. Even if you operate under the most rigid of traditional vertical hierarchical structures (TVHS), there is only one thing that needs to be done for optimum performance to be facilitated. You've heard and read what that is a thousand times before... you need to flatten that hierarchy.
The development of an ability to present not only information but an understanding of the image that is created by any presentation is essential in working with any audience. The presentation must use as many of the senses as possible to allow the audience to have a greater chance of first understanding and secondly retaining the information which you are going to present. Therefore there are two distinct areas to presenting to an audience.
The first is an understanding of the nature of creating an image and the second is being as sure as possible that the image that you are creating matches the aspirations and dreams of your clients. This means that everything that happens to your audience must be as far as possible designed by you and not left to accident.