In today’s Attainable, Brandon Dawson tells us that great leaders know how to align people and their interests to that of the business.
Great leaders know how to align the interests of their people with the interests of the business. This is an absolute must. When you don’t have the right people in the right place, you can’t attract core energy invested into what you’re trying to accomplish.
It becomes much more work. It becomes very difficult to get things done, because their passion, their joy is not aligned with the function. Jim Collins talks about this in the Hedgehog Concept. The number one thing he identified that separated companies that struggled or failed for companies that were amazing was how much passion the people had for what they did. Well, when you have an organization that doesn’t align your people’s passion with the functions or with the whole plan of the organization, then it becomes a struggle. Now, how do you do that? You have to spend time with each person working for you.
You have to figure out how somebody can do something better than the person before. And that becomes your highest elevated success. Then you platform that, and you benchmark it. And that becomes your duplicable process that everyone strives to attain. Ask yourself a simple question. If Gallup poll says 100 million people, Americans that they surveyed last year, out of 100 million, 70 million said they’re actively disengaged or disengaged at work. So if you have 10 people working for you, seven of the 10 have admitted they’re actively disengaged or disengaged at work. That leaves you three people to build a business that’s centered and has expenses for 10.
Now, does that mean you have the wrong 10 people? Many times I will tell you, you might have a few that you probably should shake loose of but generally speaking, you have the right people. They’re just not contributing in the right areas for your organization. And when you can take the people who have been there and that are passionate about you and passionate about working with you, but they’re not finding the level of success they otherwise could have, it’s because you haven’t aligned the business interests with the passion and interest of the people who work for you. Therefore, everything seems to be so much harder. Do you have the right people doing the right things that add the highest value to your organization?