When people do not fully understand the plan, goals, and the path to get somewhere, the result is failure. However, they do not see it as their failure if their leader failed to clearly set expectations, validate goals, and inspect to verify understanding and progress. Without clarity the failure will always be placed on leadership. The best leaders lead in a way that puts people at ease. They are thorough, supporting, and tough but fair, which is the environment where people understand their surroundings, and are at ease knowing that if they do x it will lead to y.
If we have the right people in the right roles, yet they are failing, it is either due to lack of leadership/setting expectations, or the person’s inability to execute. Never failure be due to a lack of leadership.
Donny Barstow has been with MCCi since 2000 and currently serves as President of the company. He has a Management Information Systems B.S. from Florida State University, and an MBA from University of Florida. Donny has been involved in leadership all his life. Starting with being the team captain in sports, to being the President of his fraternity at FSU, all the way to being an influential and motivating leader at MCCi. He is very active and dedicated to his leadership philosiphies. He is the Founder of TYEO (Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization), a recent graduate from Leadership Tallahassee, and is counted on for his weekly inspirational leadership notes. This blog is dedicated to educating and collaborating with others on the definition of leadership and what it takes to be a great leader.
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