There are two types of corporate managers and CEOs, the one who thinks that how things stand are the way things will stay, and the one who addresses the need for transformation. The latter, when dealing with his staff, does not have a laissez-faire attitude to how his, or her, employees go about their work. This kind of manager respects the need for training and challenging his workers to go beyond their comfort zones. Great things are not achieved by towing the line of mediocrity. Accepting a ‘she’ll be right’ credo, will only get you into second gear on the highway to success.
Addressing the Need for Transformation
Great speakers in corporate and social settings can deliver inspiration. They can get people to listen to them; and to begin to question themselves. For change to happen, someone has to ask the question, “is this good enough?” “Are you content with what you have and who you are?” These pertinent questions stimulate the beginnings of transformation. Corporate speaking and training are vital in the twenty first century; go-getters must be able to eloquently express themselves in all sorts of situations. Making a pitch in sales; communicating a new marketing approach to other departments within a firm; and delivering a corporate strategy to employees – all of these situations require effective communication skills.
Training is the only way most people are going to lift that bar and achieve higher standards across the board. Neglect internal training within your organisation and you are actively encouraging stagnation. The stale corporate environment invites decline. If you are not growing as a business, you are standing still, and, then, very quickly going backwards. Life in the modern business world is moving at incredible speeds; technology is demanding constant change and readaptation. Great managers embrace change on behalf of their employees.
Find cutting edge consultants and corporate trainers, bring them into the business and expose your staff to their ideas and concepts. Be pragmatic at the same time and give your guys time to bed new ideas in. Don’t burn people before their time. Companies are organic entities; and change must have time to penetrate through the holistic network. Introduce new approaches and then stick with them to see if they bear fruit. Training only works if there is a total commitment at all levels of management; a complete buy-in. Running a business can be an exciting, creative act; let your enthusiasm permeate through the company.