All entries for Friday 29 May 2009
May 29, 2009
Kotter in his many publications states that creating a vision, getting people to accept it and implement it through appropriate strategies and annual goals is at the heart of leadership. Kotter also states that each team leader and his/her team within an organisation must have a personalised vision that is in line with the overall vision of the organisation.
Applying this to the LE PMA, I am considering using the vision that we created during the lectures for the CEO. Guiding the CEO to coming up with relevant guiding values from the overall vision and using it to facilitate teamwork between his MDs.
CEO greatest challenge as a leader is to generate teamwork and communication between his MDs. I beleive that this will be used as an effective example of teamwork that should be created and sustained between the different departments throughout and at all levels of the organisation.
The second step is to generate 'a second level' vision for the MD (my choise is financial director) that will be in line with the main vision but will be more specific to finance department and its personnel. For example -
Provide quick and reliable assistance to our colleagues in matter of finance and cost management.
So just like the CEO, FD use this vision to motivate and engage her managers to take necessary action.
The idea is that CEO with the MDs act as an example of effective team and as such inspire the rest of the organisation to follow suit.