As the leader, you define the vision, mission and culture of your organization
Start by first identifying what is most important to you, your values and purpose in creating your business. Ask yourself what you want to accomplish in your business and your life.
Most of us want to create a business that not only rewards us financially, but also one that makes a contribution in our world, whether it is making a positive difference in the lives of our customers or providing a living for our employees.
It’s important for you to articulate the significant purpose your business serves and the values of your business to yourself, your employees and your customers. That is just the starting point for you as leader! You will need to create a picture of the future (vision), and develop a strategic plan to involve the rest of your organization in making that picture a reality.
It doesn’t stop there! Developing yourself as an effective leader is an ongoing process as you learn to live, work and behave in accordance with your vision, while carrying out the action steps to achieve your plan, developing your team, and learning to delegate.