Every leader is a decider and deciders look for ways to get things going and seek how to keep them running.
Not only in America, the grey-zone middle class´ colour gets lighter and lighter (vanishes), we have the same effect over here in Germany. One of the newest Gallup Studies shows the interesting result that it´s up to the leaders of each city if it´s going to grow and thrive locally – or not.
One strong thought appears in the article by Jim Clifton: the local leaders in each city are by now far more important than the national leaders! If leaders decide today to engage more with their local businesses – all that will possibly happen is that they will fuel their local economic growth!
This doesn´t happen overnight, and Washington nor Berlin will walk up to your entrance door to beg for engagment. Be the outstanding self-leader, be the strong decider by nature and start the game in your town!
You may ask what it has to do with your decision making as a leader?
A LOT !
- First, think about whether you want to engage locally. What makes most sense for you?
- Then you have to think about with whom to engage and with which companies you may build a biz cluster. Which companies will help building your market shares? If you have the answer, go out and go after it, every day. Building takes leadership and the decision to accomplish and finish it.
- Next, you should think about becoming a mentor or partner. Find other entrepreneurial souls who will join-in and start a business. The Gallup study says 5 out of 1,000 adults show entrepreneurial talent and skills. What´s mostly lacking in the market today are businesses which will offer enough work for the employees of tomorrow. Start attracting innovators (!) and help identify and develop them!
The Gallup study says that each city needs its own highly individualized plan because each city has its own unique entrepreneurial talent — and each must find it, maximize it and retain it.
Are you in the game?
Then think about turning your back on Washington D.C. for a while…..
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –